I was just working with Renoise again after a long time and I always wanted to check out a “selfmade” multiband compressor using only Renoise. Most of you probably know already how this can be done and prefer “real” mastering plugIns for that.
But I made my little test though cause I was just too curious.
So, if there is anyone who wants to check out this little experiment and give some comments, then get this little file here.
I also did this excersise once, here is how I did it… I think making good use of renoise bulit ins are way more rewarding than downloading yet another plugin, ofcourse sometimes it is hard to reach their quality, othertimes it is really not a problem though
Set up 4 send tracks named: cmp, low, mid, high
In cmp add three send devices.
Route send devices as follows
Keep Source, Reciever Lo
Keep Source, Reciever Mid
Mute Source, Reciever High
Add a filter3 device to each channel
Set filter types to “Butterworth 8n” and tweak like this:
low LP, f=0.3 kHz
mid BP, f=0.8 kHz, Q=0.4
high HP, f=2.0 kHz
(may require some tweaking depending on input sound)
Add a compressor to each send track
For each instrument track you want to process add a send device like this
Mute Source, Reciever cmp
Play track and tweak the compressors to suit your sound
To have some fun with it try some of these tricks
Add a distortion device before the filter in Low
Add a phaser or delay device in Mid or High channel
It’s nice to see how the interest in compression has risen three years later.
Yes, the link is dead by now because I had uploaded that file to my university’s webspace when I was a student
You can download a newer file which uses and demonstrates the same techniques.
The old file can still be downloaded here.
Right, the butterworth filters that are built into Renoise by now make things a bit easier.
Just like TMT mentioned, sometimes you might need more than three bands but it’s good to have a manual for a basic version, too. Good job, nxpnsv.