How To Compress The Distorted Electric Guitars In Audio Mixing


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Compressing the distorted electric guitars

Distorted guitars are already naturally compressed, but a little extra compression can often make a lead guitar stand off from a track. In this segment, I'm going to illustrate the best way to compress a distorted solo guitar. First of all, listen to the track with the guitar just the way it is, without any compression. (music playing) It sounds pretty good already and as a result of the distortion on the amplifier, it already has a lot of natural compression.

The more distorted it is, the more compressed it will be, and obviously this isn't a metal guitar or even a hard rock guitar, and nonetheless you can still hear the edge on it. Let's listen to it, solo it up, just so you can hear. (music playing) So this won't need a lot, but just a little bit is all we need to take it to another level.

Once again we'll use just the generic Pro Tools Compressor/Limiter plug-in. There may be something that sounds a lot better out there that you might have, but this will give you th...

Compressing the distorted electric guitars
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Compressing the distorted electric 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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