My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

The D.W. Fearn VT-7 Compressor

October 13, 2020 Doug Fearn Season 1 Episode 29
My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
The D.W. Fearn VT-7 Compressor
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My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
The D.W. Fearn VT-7 Compressor
Oct 13, 2020 Season 1 Episode 29
Doug Fearn

The VT-7 Compressor has an interesting backstory, including a Nashville dinner with my friend, Cranesong’s Dave Hill back in 2003.

In this episode, I tell the story of how the VT-7 came about, and explain how a pulse-width modulator (PWM) compressor works and why it is an excellent way to create a versatile compressor/limiter. I also go through the history of the compressor and the various methods used over the years.

The operation of the controls on the VT-7 are described, with some ideas on how best to set them for a given compression task.

The VT-7 has become an indispensable tool for many of the world’s top recordists, mixers, and mastering engineers. It is often used in conjunction with the VT-5 Equalizer, on the mix bus, or in the mastering chain.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, I always appreciate hearing from you. Send me email at [email protected]

And if you have friends who would find this podcast interesting, please pass along the link to them.

Don’t forget that you can use a podcast app, like Apple Podcasts and many others, to automatically notify you when a new episode is available, and/or automatically download each episode.

Show Notes

The VT-7 Compressor has an interesting backstory, including a Nashville dinner with my friend, Cranesong’s Dave Hill back in 2003.

In this episode, I tell the story of how the VT-7 came about, and explain how a pulse-width modulator (PWM) compressor works and why it is an excellent way to create a versatile compressor/limiter. I also go through the history of the compressor and the various methods used over the years.

The operation of the controls on the VT-7 are described, with some ideas on how best to set them for a given compression task.

The VT-7 has become an indispensable tool for many of the world’s top recordists, mixers, and mastering engineers. It is often used in conjunction with the VT-5 Equalizer, on the mix bus, or in the mastering chain.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, I always appreciate hearing from you. Send me email at [email protected]

And if you have friends who would find this podcast interesting, please pass along the link to them.

Don’t forget that you can use a podcast app, like Apple Podcasts and many others, to automatically notify you when a new episode is available, and/or automatically download each episode.