I am going through the plugin reference, and looking at compressors, I noticed that even though the
document says that the compressor makes louder sounds softer and softer sounds louder (or both), the controls
are only given for making louder sounds softer. Just like there is a threshold after which the compressor
“kicks in” and signal above that level is brought down, shouldn’t there be a similar threshold below which
the signal should be amplified (brought into the dynamic range)?
Looking at Wikipedia entry, this is called upward compression, but I have absolutely no way of knowing:
- whether Cubase is doing upward compression at all, and if so then
- how to control the parameters for it.