Compress before Amplify or vice versa?
I'm working on audio recorded live at our last gig. This is recorded on a little Zoom Q3HD camera. The gain is set low because I can't know if it's clipping until I get it home and by then it's too late...
Cleaning up the recording in Audacity. It always needs amplification and generally benefits from compression. Compression can increase the overall volume when the "make up for zero gain" and "compress based on peaks" boxes are checked.
Question is, should I apply the Amplify process before Compressing of vice versa?