Channel strip mono/stereo compressing


I have mayb a newb quistion but i saw and read that if you use a mono channel ( kick or snare ) that you use an mono compressor not stereo. Like fabfilter have this option.

Now when you r able to use the channal strip how does this work ?

When you use a mono bus is the compressor auto mono ? or is it still stereo ? becouse it gives a sound change then.

Hope to hear from you.

Kind regards

Steven Rutten

Hello Steven,
Compressor on a mono track works automatically in mono. No matter if it’s the insert or the channel strip
one. In the stereo case the Compressor automatically works as ‘linked stereo’. Meaning, the highest level of both channels determines the amount of compression.
Hope that helps.