Compression for Music Producers

All about audio compression (history, theory, how to use, practice, plugins, common erorrs)
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 42 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Do you want to know all about audio compression?
Ever wonder how big artists like Hardwell, Avicii and Tiesto get those punchy fat sound?

In this course we'll fix, together, how to use compressor to get THAT sound.
All my 16 years "compression experience" in 30 minutes!

Theory, practice, common uses, errors...

All this and even more in my ultimate compression tutorial - COMPRESSION FOR MUSIC PRODUCERS.

Just usefull information and examples based on modern styles of music.

Short Brief:

  • history of compression
  • theory of compression
  • how to use hardware/plugin compressor
  • quick and easy setup of compressor
  • practical uses of compressor
  • common mistakes using the compressor

The target audience:

  • this course is for anyone in audio wanting to learn more about compression

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of Computer Recording and Mixing

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Using audio compressors without problems

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners to intermediate audio engineers and enthusiasts who want to learn industry standard mixing techniques and mixing secrets used by professional engineers on today’s hit records.
  • Pro's who wants to become even proish )

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro
Intro
02:33
Section 2: HISTORY OF COMPRESSION
History of compression
01:22
Section 3: THEORY OF COMPRESSION
Theory of compression
01:02
Basic controls of the compressor
04:15
Mono, Stero, Dual mono, Mid-Side compressor
02:58
Section 4: HOW TO USE A COMPRESSOR
How to use a compressor
01:00
Signal dynamics control
00:37
Creative compression
02:17
Adding character using hardware compressor emulations
00:25
"Glue” a few instruments or mix
00:48
Multiband compression
01:36
Expander
00:29
Gate
01:51
De-esser
00:36
Limiter/Maximizer
00:52
Parallel compression
01:00
Outboard compressor during recording
01:35
Section 5: COMPRESSOR SETTINGS
Compressor settings. ARRT Rule.
03:21
Section 6: PRACTICAL USING OF COMPRESSOR
Practical using of compressor
00:46
Pumping drums
01:28
Synth sequence dynamics control
00:53
BUS compression
00:29
Vocals compression
01:57
Adding color and character to the sound
00:33
Section 7: ERRORS WHEN USING COMPRESSOR
Incorrect use of threshold and ratio
00:40
Incorrect setup of attack and release
00:32
The same value of compression on all instruments
00:15
No compression at all
00:21
Section 8: THE CONCLUSION
The conclusion
00:57
English Subtitles
5 pages

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Instructor Biography

Mr. Andrii Vakhnenko, ANDI VAX MASTERING.com

ANDI VAX (Andrey Vakhnenko) - a sound producer, remixer and composer

  • Founder of ANDI VAX and SynSUN projects
  • Author of popular video tutorials "Mixing Secrets" and "Answers"
  • Beta Tester: Access Music / Kemper Digital (Virus TI), Presonus (Studio One), Steinberg (Cubase)
  • Creator of factory preset bank for Access Virus TI 2 synthesizer
  • Producer of official remixes for Joachim Garraud, Astral Projection, Yahel, Skazi, etc
  • Remixes of ANDI VAX were repeatedly supported by DJ Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke and Thomas Penton
  • Founder of online service of mixing and mastering ANDI VAX MASTERING

Awards and achievements:

  • 2005 - Best guitarist version EMT (Russia) for the track "Magic Fly"
  • 2008 - "Breakthrough of the Year" (KISS FM)
  • 2009 - "Hit Maker of the Year" (KISS FM)
  • 2011 - "Best Producer of Ukraine" (Showbiza-net)
  • 2011 - "Best Mastering Engineer" (Promodj)
  • 2012 - "Best Producer of Ukraine" (Showbiza-net)
  • 2013 - "Best Producer of Ukraine" (Showbiza-net)
  • 2013 - "Best track of the Year" (Geometria Awards)

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