Building healthy compression/limiting habits


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Building healthy compression/limiting habits

I hope you've seen and heard how powerful dynamics processors can be when used effectively. They have the ability to make tracks come alive, providing power and strength. But the same tools that can make a track stand out can also destroy it. Too much compression can take the life out of otherwise lively, brilliant tracks, making them sound weak and dull. Here are a couple overall concepts to keep in mind when deciding how much is too much compression. Just as a compressor can exaggerate a signal's transient response, making it sharper or snappier, it can just as easily take this away.

Remember, loud is only relative to quiet and hard is only relative to soft. If you push too hard, you can actually flatten out a track's transient response, making it sound flat and lacking punch. Dynamic differences are what make sound and music move us. They're what make the speaker cones move and our chest thump to the beat of a loud woofer. You want to control your dynamics, not obliterat...

Building healthy compression/limiting habits
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Building healthy compression/limiting habits provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing

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