Understanding the evils of hypercompression


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Understanding the evils of hypercompression

Hypercompression is severe over compression. Now although it seems common today it's undesirable because it robs the song of any life. That's because there are no dynamics left and dynamics are part of what makes music interesting. In this video, I am going to demonstrate why hyper compression can make your mix fatiguing to listen to and show you how to eliminate it. So take a look at this graphic. You can see from the Dynamic one on the top that there's a lot of peaks and there is a lot of valleys. While the Hypercompressed one has virtually no valleys, you can see it's just flat-lined at the top and at the bottom, so there are no dynamics whatsoever.

Radio stations have proven a long time ago that when you do this. It causes listener fatigue. Now when a listener gets fatigued they can change to a different song in less than a minute, so that's not exactly what you want to have happen with your mix. Remember the compression should be used to control dynamics not elimin...

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

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