How to use a fruity compressor – FL Studio compressor guide

Congratulations on getting the fruity compressor from FL studio! You are all set to rock the stage! But how do you use it in the first place? That’s a common question that we have been receiving a lot in the past weeks. This is why we decided to address it and help you out.

Read on for complete details!

How to use a fruity compressor

There are 2 common ways of using a fruity compressor. They are as follows:

1. Pumping effect

The pumping effect comes in to make them sound more aggressive or to give it more drive. A few users add this effect to make it cool. Whatever the purpose may be, all you need to do is to add the fruity compressor to the mixer track. The knobs you use will be:

    • Add release
    • Close attack
    • Open gain
    • Provide ratio and threshold

Knob controls on Fl compressor

2. Snappy attack

Want to give your sound some punch? Like punchy bass attack? Go for it by adding the compressor to your track and doing the following:

    • Add a short attack
    • Give a high ratio and threshold
    • Enhance volume with the gain knob

What is a fruity compressor?

Now that you have the basics right, let’s understand what exactly a fruity compressor is. Just like Fruity Revverb 2, It is a plugin from FL Studio. It works just like any regular compressor. 

What is the function of a compressor?

It’s all in the name! A compressor compresses. How does it do that though? It controls the dynamics of the volume to deliver what you need. You can tune the compressor so that it knows how and when you want the signal’s volume to change. It will work accordingly. 

A compressor’s function is quite simple with no special hoops or bells. That’s what makes it even more fun to use!

What do the knobs mean?

How to use knobs in fruity compressor

You will find multiple knobs on a compressor and that is where many people worry. What are all these knobs for? Well, they serve specific functions that you must be aware of to successfully use the compressor. Let’s take a look at what these functions and how they manipulate sound:

  • Ratio: This controls how much compression you want
  • Type: This knob is for the type of compression
  • Release: Here you will know how long the compressor takes to stop
  • Attack: This is the opposite of Release. It will tell you how long it will take to start
  • Threshold: You will know what the volume is when the compressor starts using this knob
  • Gain: What’s the volume after compression? This knob will tell you exactly that

Didn’t we tell you it was easy to use a fruity compressor? Now you know we weren’t lying!

We absolutely love this compressor but we will be honest with you. You don’t absolutely need one in your arsenal. If you have one, that’s great. But you can still produce great sound without it.

What are you waiting for? Go on then, blow minds away with awesome sounds and the FL Studio compressor!

If you have any doubts or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. Please drop your comments and we will get back to you with the answers.

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