Music Production - Learn the Compressor Effect
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Music Production - Learn the Compressor Effect

Enhance the Quality of your Music Productions
4.6 (215 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,356 students enrolled
Created by Mikael Baggström
Last updated 5/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use Dynamic Range Compression to Improve your Music Productions
  • Add Compression on Vocals, Drums, Bass etc.
  • Improve their final mixes with compression on the Master Bus
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Requirements
  • You should already be familiar with basic computer based music production
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn! =)
Description

Are you interested in Music Production?
Do you want to enhance the quality of your music, and get louder and more balanced mixes?

In this creative, inspiring and compact class I will show you how to use the Compressor Effect in your music productions, which will take the quality of your music to the next level.

You will learn: The What, Why, When and How of Dynamic Range Compression in Music.

What you will get in this Course:

  • THE FUNDAMENTALS - Learn the Theory of Dynamic Range Compression
  • LIVE EXAMPLES - Watch Live Demonstrations of Practical Applications
  • ADVANCED TIPS - I will give you bonus tips from my personal experience

My name is Mikael Baggström, but you can call me Mike from Sweden. I am a professional Music Composer and Audio Producer with a true passion to Teach, Share and Inspire as many people as I can.

I have over 15 years of experience in Music and Audio Production, and I have tried to condense my knowledge and experience of using Dynamic Range Compression in Music Production so that you can get results without reading boring books and articles.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the class!

Your Friendly Instructor,
Mike from Sweden

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you want to increase the quality of your music
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 04:57

Welcome to my Course on Dynamic Range Compression in Music Production. In this course you will learn what a compressor is, why and when to use it, how it works, as well as get live examples of practical applications of compression in music production.

Preview 01:52

What, How and Why Compression is used in Music and Audio Production.

Preview 03:05
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Main Content
8 Lectures 25:05

The concept of the Digital Audio Scale compared to Normal dB Sound Pressure Level. You will learn about peak level, also called digital full scale.

Preview 02:20

The concept of Audio Clipping and Full Scale Digital Level. You will learn what happens to audio in the digital domain if you try to push it above the "ceiling" that digital full scale has.

Audio Clipping
00:51

The concept of Dynamic Range in Music. You will learn the importance of using dynamic range to add "life", variation and impact in music. But also how you can decrease the dynamic range by compressing the audio and by doing so increase the average loudness level.

Dynamic Range
01:43

The concept of Average loudness level, and how to increase it by using dynamic range compression.

Average Loudness Level
01:34

The fundamentals and theory behind dynamic range compression. You will learn about: Threshold level, Ratio, Attack Time, Release Time, as well as Gain Reduction.

How Compression Works
06:43

Live Example of Compression on a Single Channel. Watch and listen as I add compression to a Bass Guitar Track, and use the Attack and Release Settings on the Compressor to accentuate the "pluck" of the strings.

Preview 05:00

Live Example of Compression on a Group Channel. Watch and listen as I add compression to a Drum Kit Group Channel to make the drums sound more punchy and full.

Live Example: Compressing a Group Channel
02:04

Live Example of Compression on a The Full Mix. Watch and listen as I add compression to the Master Bus (Stereo Out) to make the full mix louder. Also see how you can use a Loudness Meter to measure the Average Loudness Level of your entire track.

Live Example: Compressing the Full Mix
04:50
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Course Conclusion
2 Lectures 02:45

A short quiz to test your knowledge after taking this course.

Check what you have learned
4 questions

Mike shares his own personal bonus tips on Compression.

Mike's Bonus Tips
02:21

Bonus Lecture: Congratulations + VIP Invite
00:24
About the Instructor
Mikael Baggström
4.5 Average rating
968 Reviews
15,901 Students
16 Courses
Music Composer | Sound Designer

Hey Friends! =)
- My name is Mike, and I am a Professional Music Composer and Sound Designer from Sweden, with experience of Making Music since 1998.

My Qualifications
I have run my own Media Production Business since 2004, which means Music/Sound/Video/Graphic Production. I also have a True Passion to teach, share and inspire creative people like you to master your creative skills, develop a successful strategy, and create your amazing future.

My Style
I believe that learning should be fun, and I love to bring my personality into my teaching style. I also try to make my courses dynamic, to be more interesting to you. So I mix it up by changing lecture forms etc.