http://learncompression.com — Learn how to manipulate shape, tone, and dynamics: Matthew Weiss takes the mystery out of compression and teaches you what it is, what it sounds like, how to use it and how it’ll take your mixes to the next level.
About Mixing with Compression:
*Use compression to shape your sounds*
Want to make a sound punchier? softer? rounder? sharper? Matthew shows you how to shape sounds with compression.
*Use compression to manipulate tone*
Hear before and after examples of how compression can make sounds appear brighter, darker, closer, further away, etc.
*Use compression to control dynamics*
Want louder vocals? More controlled bass? Punchier drums? We’ll show you how to get there.
*Find the best attack and release times*
We’ll teach you how to set your goal, listen critically, and shape the envelope of a sound with the best attack and release times.
*Create a blend with parallel compression*
Learn how to fine tune your sound by blending heavy processing into a dry signal to create the perfect tonal blend.
*Know which type of compressor to use*
FET, VCA, Optical and more. Learn about different types of compressors/limiters including history and ideal applications.
Hey folks. Matthew Weiss, weiss-sound.com, theproaudiofiles.com. I’m a mix engineer. I’ve been mixing for over a decade.
Some clients include Ronnie Spector, Uri Caine, Arrested Development, Snoop Dogg, Dizzee Rascal, Gift of Gab, and more. I’ve mixed a lot of records.
One thing I used to struggle with is compression. I think every engineer, as they’re learning struggles with compression, I think even experienced engineers struggle with compression because there are so many possibilities and things you can do with compression that it becomes overwhelming.
In Mixing with Compression, we’ll get rid of the mystery and break it down into what the theoretical and technical means of compression are and how it affects sonic shape.
Sonic shape is the crux of everything; it’s understanding attack, decay, sustain, release, and how that relates to tone, texture and emotion. Then putting all that foundational understanding into practical application and going through lead vocals, drums, bass, percussion, even the whole mix.
Once we understand the theory and get some of the tacit knowledge and practice, then compression no longer seems mysterious.