Sessions 04 Compressors
DMP TUTORIAL | 862 MB
The theory and practice of studio audio compressors and compression in dance music.
Studio compressors form an absolute essential part of any dance musicians set-up. Hardware or software, what was once an imperceptible processor, it has become central to the sound of dance music today. However, there is more to using compression than just dropping it onto an audio track
Compressors represented as designed to be a transparent processor. If they’re used correctly, they shouldn’t be noticeable but this also makes it one of the most least understood processes in music production. After all, if you can’t hear it, how do you know you’ve applied it correctly?
For this sessions TUTORIAL we lift the lid off what is often considered one of the most confusing processes in the studio. We not only examine the controls and how they affect the audio, we also look into the different types of compression from Opto to VCA, FET and MU, and discuss the audible differences between each to help you decide which is the best type of compressor to use in your projects.
We also discuss how compression has moved from being an imperceptible processor into an obvious audio effect that is now requisite for most dance music styles, and how to use as such. A thorough and concise understanding of compressors and audio compression will not only improve the sound of your mixes but also help in all stages of the production process from recording to mixing.