Compression Techniques

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
150 Mass Ave, Media Center
Compression is an essential tool for just about any mix in every style of music. From subtle smoothing to aggressive smashing, compressors can help make your mixes louder and more modern-sounding. In this workshop, we will look at how compressors work and techniques for dialing them in to suit your tracks. Topics will include:
 
• Compressors vs. limiters
• Ratio, threshold, and other parameters
• Parallel and sidechain techniques
• Using attack and release times to control groove
• Tape saturation as compression
 
Books and ebook, see the library resource guide.