The Surround Compressor, based on the Compressor, is specifically designed for
compression of complete surround mixes. It is commonly inserted in a surround clip that
carries multichannel audio.
You can adjust the compression ratio, knee, attack, and release for the main, side, surround,
and LFE channels, depending on the chosen surround format. All channels include an
integrated limiter and provide independent threshold and output level controls.
You can link channels by assigning them to one of three groups. When you adjust the
threshold or output parameter of any grouped channel, the parameter adjustment is
mirrored by all channels assigned to the group.
The Surround Compressor is divided into three sections:
• The Link section at the top contains a series of menus where you assign each channel
to a group. See
Surround Compressor Link Parameters
• The Main section includes controls common to all the main channels, and the threshold
and output controls for each channel. See
Surround Compressor Main Parameters
• The LFE section on the lower right includes separate controls for the LFE channel. See
Surround Compressor LFE Parameters