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...

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...

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...

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....
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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...

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...

Sidechain Compression

Part 19 of 31 - Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to get your guitars to compress in volume slightly ONLY when the vocal...

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...

Vocal Mixing with EQ, Compression

Part 2/2 of Dave Pensado taking you through his technique using EQ, Compression, and Effects on vocal recordings.

Stereo Buss Compression

On this week's Into The Lair, Dave goes over stereo buss compression and the difference between compressors and limiters! 2:02 Gates STA-LEVEL Compressor 3:1...