How to Compress the Piano when Mixing Audio


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Compressing the piano

More than most acoustic instruments, the piano is really capable of a huge dynamic range, and that means that it usually needs at least a little bit of compression to keep the sound steady in the mix. An acoustic piano is inherently a lot more dynamic than a synthesizer or an organ or even an electric piano, so it has to be treated differently as a result. In this video, I will show you how to set the controls to keep those dynamics in check. Usually the more wild the peaks, the higher the compression ratio that you'll need ,and the fewer the peaks, the lower the compression ratio.

In this case, we're talking about an acoustic piano that's by itself. It's a solo acoustic piano. It's not something that's working in the track. And this is a lot more difficult than something that is with other instruments. The reason why is since it's kind of naked by itself, you can hear any compression artifacts, so you have to be very careful about how you compress, so you don...

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

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