"There are quite a few plug-ins on Kendrick’s vocal. He has a real raspy, mid-range vocal, so I use the Renaissance Compressor to smooth that out. I have it in manual and opto modes, with the threshold all the way down to -18, so if anything in the mid-range leaps out too much, it keeps that in check."more
In this [interview](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul05/articles/andrewcoleman.htm) Pharrell's engineer Andrew Coleman talks about using the Waves' Renaissance compressor. "It's not a whole lot — about 18 channels of [processing], plus plug-ins like Metric Halo's Channel Strip and Waves' Renaissance compressors and the Sony Oxford Compressor — but we know exactly what to expect from each combination."more
When asked about a favorite compression plugin, Nick Harriman of Dusky answers: "Waves Renaissance for squashing the vocals a little bit and the Logic compressor for sidechaining." Originally sourced from [this Sept 2013 article](http://www.earmilk.com/2013/09/24/earmilk-interview-dusky/).more
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