Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a compressor, part of Up and Running with Ableton Live 9.
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Modern music is heavily compressed, which means the levels are being push to the max…because after all, louder sounds better.…Compressors are very important to achieve a perceived louder signal and to glue…the different elements of the song together.…For example, if you have a vocalist that in the verse is whispering and in the…chorus is shouting, using a compressor can make those two segments of the song the same volume.…The compressor will compress the dynamic range of the audio signal.…
It will take the loudest and quietest sounds and make them closer to each other,…and will give us an overall louder sound.…Let's go to the Live browser, under Audio Effects, and drag a compressor to the guitar.…I also went ahead and EQed each one of the tracks to boost any…frequencies that can complement the sound and to cut any low end other than the bass and kick.…In the compressor I'm first going to switch to the Show Activity view, so we can…see what's going on, and if I play the guitar--let's solo it--…
- Setting up plugins and projects
- Creating a drumbeat
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Recording vocals
- Warping and editing clips
- Adding effects
- Using time commands
- Working with the mixer
- Using side chain compression
- Adding reverb and delay
- Mixing dynamically with automation
- Mastering a song
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processingwith Brian Lee White2h 25m Appropriate for all
Remixing Techniques: Time Stretchingwith Josh Harris2h 51m Intermediate
Ableton Live 9 for Live Performancewith Yeuda Ben-Atar2h 20m Intermediate
1. Setting Up
5. Finishing the Song
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