⬤ Confused by compression?
⬤ Not sure when to use compression?
⬤ Turning parameters and not knowing what is happening to your sounds?
⬤ Don’t know how to use compression to shape sounds?
⬤ Struggle to level out your vocals?
⬤ Feel you are using compression wrong?
⬤ Want to learn how to compress kicks, bass, percussion, vocals, synth sounds & more?
Welcome to this extensive guide on compression. In this tutorial, I will be teaching you how a compressor works and all the fundamental parameters to feel confident when using compression in your tracks.
I will also show you how to look at compression from two different angles in terms of a micro-level and a larger scale.
In the tutorial, I will show you many real-life scenarios in which you may need or want to use compression and show you how you can compress elements such as your Kicks, Bass, Sub Bass, Claps, Percussion Plucks & Vocals.
I also cover in-depth sidechain compression, parallel compression, bus/mastering compression and also compressing to other audio sources.
⬤ How you can compress Kicks, Bass, Sub Bass, Claps, Percussion, Plucks & Vocals.
⬤ Parallel Compression, Sidechain Compression, Bus/Mastering Compression & Compression from other elements.
⬤ How to look at compression from two different angles.
⬤ How to control vocal levels.
⬤ How to shape sub basses for more punch.
⬤ How to shape sounds with compression.
⬤ Understanding the compression parameters in an easy and understandable way.
⬤ How to use “Attack” & “Release” for different desired sounds.
⬤ How to use compression for quiet areas in your tracks.
⬤ How compression can improve element effects.
⬤ How to parallel compress for thicker kick and bass or other sounds.
⬤ How to use compression to clean up your mix.
⬤ See how compression visually changes your sounds.
⬤ Sidechain tricks for tighter ducking.
⬤ Areas to be aware of when sidechaining from a kick.
⬤ Tightening percussion and kicks.
⬤ Controlling transients with compression.
⬤ Understanding how different parallel compression settings can affect your mix.
⬤ How to control peaks.
⬤ Techniques to make compression easier for you.
+ Much more!
Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, FSOE, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, Outburst Records & Many more!
For the purpose of explaining compression, I have used the stock compressor within Logic as it is very easy to show you what is happening and makes it very easy to understand. If you are using a different compressor, please DO NOT let this put you off this learning material as the same fundamentals can be applied to the compressors you are using.
I have also used LFO tool as a visual aid for you to see what is happening. LFO tool is NOT required and is not used for anything other than a visual aid to show you what is happening to the sound.
*** Please note – This tutorial is not specific to logics compressors, and the techniques used to shape and control the sounds can be used across the board.
I’ve watched many, many “tutorials “ on compression and they all say the same not Allan’s though he simplifies the whole process, explaining and showing exactly what each parameter does
Highly recommend this tutorial
This tute explains the basics of compression in ways even i can understand. I learnt more in the first 20 minutes than all of the other compression videos I've ever watched put together. I can't recommend this one enough.
Anyone remember that series of books, the idiots guide to....? Well this is the idiots guide to compression! Covering multiple channels and sounds such as bass etc this really does make compression practically idiot proof! Loads of useful information explained in a way even I could grasp! Highly recommended and well worth the money.
Great tutorial, both for beginners and advanced producers. Quality tips as always from Allan.
It's almost embarrassing watching this tutorial, because as Allan explains all the parameters of a compressor, you realise how simple they actually are. This was very clear and easy to follow and has changed my entire approach to using compression. Definitely the best tutorial I've bought from this site so far... 5-star.