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Stop Worrying About Your Gain Reduction When You’re Compressing [Video]

If you want to learn a great technique for effective compression, this week’s video is for you.

Compression isn’t about how much gain reduction is happening, it’s all about how you can shape your sounds.

Today we’ll talk about serial compression and how to compress a vocal with two different compression styles.

This is what I call the Fast and Slow Method of Compressing and if there’s one thing you should take away from this video it’s this:


Watch the video to see how I use two different compressor styles, a FET compressor to catch the peaks, and an opto compressor to squeeze and level out the vocal so it sits better in the mix.

Compression goes hand in hand with EQ to create separation and tightness in your mixes, and as an included bonus with EQ Strategies – Your Ultimate Guide to EQ, you’ll get my Compression Masterclass, the Top 10 Ways to Use Compression Effectively.

If you need to up your EQ and compression game, click the link below to get started:

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