I just installed 2.1.2 and have OS 10.12.2. All seems to work OK but, as a complete newbie, I need help with work flow and settings.
My project is to record Das Rheingold and compress it so that I can hear the first part in my car and go to the end without turning down the volume. I figure if I can get compression right on this one, that should do it for most music with high dynamic range. Do I compress the aiff file then convert to Apple Lossless or convert to ALAC then compress that? I’d like suggestions on good compressor settings so that I can avoid a lengthy trial and error experience.
As a general reference, neither my wife nor I can hear the first part on the highway at “normal” volume setting. Not worried about the high (11,000+) frequencies since I have normal hearing for a 69 year old.
I’ve heard it said that it’s a travesty to compress classical music, but if one can only hear forte and above while driving, that’s not dynamic either.