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....

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...

Vocal Mixing with EQ, Compression

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

Various Uses of Compression

In the 29th Into The Lair, Dave talks about the philosophy behind using compression, and it's various applications in engineering and mixing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogxI8fc6z08

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...

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...

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...

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...

Side Chain Compression

Dave goes over Sidechain Compression techniques, Tape Saturation plug-ins, and Steven Slate's Trigger in this week's "Into The Lair"