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Can you do parallel compression in the project page?

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asked Jun 22, 2021 in Studio One 5 by ericshort (450 points)
I wanted to do parallel compression using a low level compressor to blend this song I’m mastering. I had a friend show me this in Logic and produced a clearer sounding master so I wanted to try it in Studio One to see the results.

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answered Jun 22, 2021 by ericshort (450 points)
I was thinking I’d have to export master and try it out in the song page.
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answered Jun 25, 2021 by carltonflores (620 points)

A very common use for parallel compression is on drums. If you are trying to tame drums in a mix and insert compression on every channel, you'll likely destroy all the dynamics and end up making them sound very tiny once all the other instruments are played over top of them.  tomzpot

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answered Jun 26, 2021 by angelangeles (1,680 points)
Yes, you can. Use a splitter tool to split the signal and apply the compressor only to one side of the split. Now you have a wet and dry signal and you can blend then to taste.