It’s difficult to make a mix feel cohesive.
Making a mix sound good is one thing. But making it sound like a unified song is another.
That’s where The Glue comes in. It’s aptly named.
This compressor is perfect for pulling the track together. Making all the instruments feel like they’re in the same room, like they belong together.
You won’t always need it though. Many mixers will put a bus compressor on their master chain already.
So don’t put it on just for the sake of having it.
But if a song feels like it isn’t quite gelling, The Glue may be exactly what you need.