How To Compress The Acoustic Guitars In Audio Mixing


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Compressing the acoustic guitars

Acoustic guitars generally have a lot of dynamic range, which means that they require some compression to keep the sound even in the mix. In this video I am going to show you how to set up the compressor to keep that signal steady, and to keep everything even in the mix. So the first thing to realize is that acoustic instruments are usually a lot more dynamic than electric instruments, so they have to be controlled more, and that's why we use a compressor. The other thing to remember is the more wild the peaks the higher the compression ratio should be, just like we did on other instruments. So let's have a listen in the track without a compressor and you can hear how sometimes you hear it really well and other times it drops out in the track.

(music playing) Now, one of the things to realize about an acoustic guitar that strums like this, it's almost a rhythm instrument sometimes because it's pushing the track along. Just have a quick listen without the acoustic and lis...

Compressing the acoustic guitars
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Compressing the acoustic guitars provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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