Why do we need dynamics control?

Limiters, compressors, expanders and gates are all devices which control the level of audio signals and therefore the dynamic range of a track or piece of music....

Room Mic Compression

This video is about mixing sound with the sound microphone. He takes the room mic and mixes it with his other tracks from the drums. He compresses...

Compress Drums Quietly

Compressor is a very crucial part of a DAW and is a super helpful tool which enables you to compress any instrument. Drums could be compressed by...

Multiband Compression

Learn about “Multibrand Compression”. A great way to even out the lower end or even add more bass to the mix is done using a multiband compressor....

Stacking Compressors

Compressors are stacked for boosting vocals to get consistent volume or an upfront vocal sound. Instead of slamming a single compressor, stacking 2 or more compressors together...

Mastering EQ – make music sound louder, with LESS compression and limiting

Learn about Mastering EQ with Ian Shepherd. EQ is a great tool in a DAW which makes the music sound louder with less compression and limiting. While...
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Compression and limiting — practical applications

As we have seen the main job of a compressor is to reduce the dynamic range of the audio material it is applied to. Peaks are reducedand...

Clipping – digital versus analogue, and limiting

Want to know more about Clipping? Ian Shepherd says Clipping is when a digital signal is pushed and passed zero db in the scale. For example taking...

EQ Before Compression

Part 12 of 31 - Should you EQ before you compress a track? Or the other way around? Here's what I like to do and why. Download...

Mix Buss Compression

Part 2 of 31 - In this video I show you how to you can use a compressor on your mix bus (or master fader) before you...