Understanding Compression

In this pair of video tutorials, I get right down to the basics of what compression is, how and why to use it, and explain the controls and the functionality in an easy-to-understand fashion. Beginners and advanced users alike will benefit from this.

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The second video gets deep into sidechain compression and how it can be used to add dynamic expression to your sounds, and how it can be used to transparently create room in your mix to help your sounds to shine through in an otherwise dense mix:

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