Upward Compression & Why You Should Use It
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Upward Compression & Why You Should Use It

In the realm of music production, the mastery of dynamics is not just a technical necessity; it’s an art. Many of us are familiar with the concept of compression, particularly downward compression (if you aren’t, then please read my article “The Complete Guide To Audio Compression & Compressors“). However, there’s another, less-discussed technique that can…

Top 11 Best Compression Tips For Mixing (Overall)
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Top 11 Best Compression Tips For Mixing (Overall)

It’s no secret that compression is one of the most important processes in mixing. However, dynamic range compression remains somewhat mysterious to beginners, and many aspiring mixers don’t use it to its fullest potential in their mixes. In this article, I’ll present you with what I believe to be the top 11 best compression tips…

Top 10 Best Tips For Compressing Snare Drums
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Top 10 Best Tips For Compressing Snare Drums

The snare drum, when applicable, is an important part of a mix, especially in modern music. Its popularity and versatility span plenty of genres, and a lot can be done with compression to extend such versatility further. When it comes to compressing snare drums, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However,…

Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Kick Drums
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Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Kick Drums

The kick drum is an important part of many songs, and it has become essential to mix it properly in modern music. As one of the most important mixing tools, compression is often used to help mix the kick drum appropriately. When it comes to compressing kick drums, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every…

Top 9 Best Tips For Compressing Electric Guitars
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Top 9 Best Tips For Compressing Electric Guitars

Electric guitars are wildly popular, offer superb tonal variety, and can sometimes benefit greatly from compression in the mix. When it comes to compressing electric guitars, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account when compressing electric guitars, which is what this article…

Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Bass Guitar
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Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Bass Guitar

The bass guitar’s popularity comes from its importance in many mixes, often serving rhythmic and/or melodic roles while offering low-end musical content to the mix. Compression is commonly used on bass guitar to help it sit perfectly in the mix. When it comes to compressing bass guitars, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix…

Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Vocals
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Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing Vocals

Vocals are often the most important element of a song and mix, while compression is certainly one of the essential mixing tools. When it comes to compressing vocals, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; no vocalist, performance, or mix is the same. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account when compressing vocals,…

Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing The Mix Bus
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Top 11 Best Tips For Compressing The Mix Bus

Mix bus processing can be intimidating and can make or break a mix. Certain processes, such as compression, can help tremendously in polishing and finalizing a mix. There are no simple step-by-step instructions when compressing the mix bus because every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account if we…

Top 9 Best Tips For Compressing Acoustic Guitars
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Top 9 Best Tips For Compressing Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic guitars are wonderful instruments used in a wide variety of musical genres, playing many different roles. They also often benefit from the essential mixing process of compression. When it comes to compressing acoustic guitars, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account…

Top 9 Best Tips For Compressing Pianos & Keyboards
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Top 9 Best Tips For Compressing Pianos & Keyboards

The versatility of pianos and keyboards spans many genres and songs. Compression is sometimes necessary when mixing these instruments to fit them perfectly in the mix. When it comes to compressing piano and keyboard instruments, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account…

The Ultimate Audio Compressor Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Audio Compressor Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which dynamic range compressor you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about a compressor. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which compressor should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free to jump…

Top 11 Best 500 Series Compressors On The Market 2024
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Top 11 Best 500 Series Compressors On The Market 2024

Dynamic range compression is one of the most essential processes in audio. With the growing popularity of the modular 500 Series format, it’s useful to know the best 500 Series compressor modules. In this article, we’ll go through the best 500 Series compressor options on the market to enhance tone, presence and thickness in your…