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By David Franz | Friday, December 30, 2011

Improving sound with compression in Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing

Compression is a tricky effect to master when mixing and mastering. Sometimes compression is meant not to be heard; that is, to be transparent. Other times, it’s certainly meant to be heard as it’s used to push a signal into harmonic distortion.

Recording with compression is an even more delicate art: Where a heavy hand can ruin an amazing recording, a light touch can control and enhance very dynamic performances.

In this free video, Brian Lee White (author of Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing) explains the setup and signal routing for recording bass with hardware and software compressors, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of doing so.

Check out Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processingin the Online Training Library® today, and look out for new training on the leading digital audio workstations coming soon!

Interested in more? • All Pro Tools courses in the Online Training Library® • All Logic Pro courses in the Online Training Library® • All audio courses in the Online Training Library® • All courses from Brian Lee White in the Online Training Library®

Suggested courses to watch next:Audio Mixing BootcampMixing and Mastering with Pro ToolsMusic Editing for TV and Film in Pro ToolsLogic Pro 9 Essential Training

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