Compressors and dynamic audio compression…There can be no doubt that when it comes to producing Electronic Dance Music, compression forms an essential element of the quintessential sound of modern dance music so an understanding of it is paramount for production. However, with so much misinformation surrounding this processor, it can be difficult to form an accurate representation of what it is, what it does and what it can do when pushed the “right” way.
We lift the lid off what is often considered one of the most confusing processes in the studio. We teach you the controls and how they affect the audio. You will also learn about the different types of compression from Opto to VCA, FET, and MU, and learning how to identify the audible differences between each to help you decide which is the best type of compressor to use in your projects.
We also discuss how compression has moved from being an imperceptible processor into an obvious audio effect that is now requisite for most dance music styles, and how to use as such. A thorough and concise understanding of compressors and audio compression will not only improve the sound of your mixes but also help in all stages of the production process from recording to mixing.