How much compression?

Hi everyone, newbie here. Can anyone please tell me what the ideal amount of compression should be when adding that feature to a recording? Thanks.

The ideal amount of compression is the amount that sounds good to you on good speakers.

Sorry, that’s probably not the answer you were looking for, but there are no hard and fast rules on what settings to make. It also depends on what compressor plug-in you are using.

What are you trying to accomplish?

– Bill

PS: this really isn’t a feature request for Audacity.

I’ve moved it to Audio Processing.