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Reasonable compressor settings for radio and podcasts

I am moving from software engineering to audio production. I read a good deal about audio editing (mostly from Transom.org) and I want to produce audio for both radio at -24 LUFS and podcasts at -16 ...
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FLAC compression level comparison/efficiency analysis

I want to rip/archive all my music collection to a lossless but compressed file format, i.e. the files should all be perfect, lossless representations of the original data but should consume less ...
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Compression for really wide dynamic range?

Hello guys. I'm having an issue with using compressors for voice recordings, namely when two voices vary wildly. For example, If a speaker's voice peaks at -20dB and another one's at -1 dB, no matter ...
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To compress or not to compress…

I am noticing 2 schools of thought in compression usage in a mix (Each camp appears to think the other camp is completely incorrect.).... Compression is the final "glue" of the mix to be adding ...
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Compression? When do you use it, if ever?

If at all and when and how do you use compression? I'm curious to see who out there actually uses it. You can answer with referring to either recording or mixing. I have already asked if you use ...