Compression Tutorial 

Video Duration – 1 hour 30 mins

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?

Fully understand compression 


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.

Take control of compressing your sounds! 

The compression tutorial covers:


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!

Understand why to compress

Get a deep understanding of why you would want to compress your sounds and when it would be useful.

Make compression easier to understand

Compression can be confusing, so I have given techniques to help simplify the process for you.

Save time

Shape or control your sounds fast so you can create tracks faster.

In-depth understanding

Understand how to use a compressor to shape your sounds the way you want.

Transfer techniques to any compressor

All fundamentals are easily transferred to any compressor.

Your Tutor

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!

What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Garry Williams
The best compression tutorial out there

WoW!! Allan does it again. This has to be the best comp tutorial I have seen. The way Allan demonstrates each compression type is in such a way that anyone can understand it. The examples are top notch, and the explanation as to how to shape a sound using the compressor is so clear. If you struggle with compression then this small investment will stand you in good stead for years to come.

George Hill
Excellent tutorial

Save yourself time and headache searching endless YouTube videos that get you no closer to your goals, excellent tutorial by Allan again

Kevin Palerm
Bravo Allan!

You have fully hit the target with this tutorial. Simple, clear, concise. All accompanied by various practical examples. It's nice to finally understand something. The best purchase I've made to date for tutorials. Highly recommended!

Compression simplified

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

Pete Maxwell

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.

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