Compression Tutorial

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About every six minutes, someone posts on a recording forum asking for help with understanding compression…this introduction may help you understand how they work…

The dictionary definition of compression is to reduce the dynamic range of a signal. Why on earth would you want to do this? One very important application, and the one I see asked about most often, is to make your mixed songs louder…

Most compressors have a lot of controls, but the two most important to understand are ratio and threshold…

Thanks Karl!

I have put the blog on my ‘Favorites’ list.

:D

regards, Nils

Good article. Thanks