Using Compression in Music Productions

Gary Hiebner, Sound Designer and Composer

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6 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. What Is Compression?

    • 2. Dynamic Range

    • 3. Using the Compression Parameters

    • 4. Compression in Action Live Kick Demo

    • 5. Compression in Action Live Guitar Demo

    • 6. Compression Routing


About This Class


Do you know how to use a Compressor in your music productions. Its such an important tool that can really change up your songs by taming or enhancing the dynamics in your music. In this class Gary will go through how to use a Compressor into your digital audio workstation (DAW). He'll give you advice on best practices when using a compressor. Plus, how to get the best from your performances with a compressor

You'll learn the following:

  • What is a Compressor
  • What is Dynamic Range and Why is it important in Compression
  • The Compression Parameters
  • Seeing a Compressor in Action with Drums
  • A Compressor in Action on Guitars
  • Different Compression Signal Chain Routing

After watching this class you'll have a much better understanding on how compression works, and the best ways to use them in your music productions.