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Investigating the Behavior of a Recursive Mutual Compression System in a Two-Track Environment

Dynamic range compression is a widely used audio process. Recent trends in music production include the emergence of its use as a creative tool rather than just a corrective device. The control for this process is unidirectional, using one signal to manipulate one or many tracks. This paper examines the behavior of a bidirectional mutual compression system implemented in Max/MSP. Tests were conducted using amplitude-modulated sine waves that highlight different attributes.

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