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Compression Tutorial

Compressors Explained®

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  • Introduction 1:48

    Introduction

    We start with a quick Introduction to each Classic Compressor. Going over each unit and how they fit into Compression history.

  • Compression Explained 12:15

    Compression Explained

    Next we go thru what a Compressor is, how they behave and all of the most popular variables and parameters that can be adjusted.

  • Urei 1176 - Pt. 1 14:09

    Urei 1176 - Pt. 1

    We start off with one of the most famous compressors ever made and easily the most modeled compressor made into a plug-in.

  • Urei 1176 - Pt. 2 10:07

    Urei 1176 - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the different plugins that model the famous 1176.

  • Teletronix LA-2a - Pt. 1 9:46

    Teletronix LA-2a - Pt. 1

    Easily one of the most sought after compressors ever built is the Teletronix LA-2a. With it's unique warm sound and simple controls it's still one of the best compressors you can find.

  • Teletronix LA-2a - Pt. 2 8:38

    Teletronix LA-2a - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the different plugins that model the famous LA2a compressor.

  • Teletronix LA-3 14:28

    Teletronix LA-3

    Not nearly as famous as similar units, the Urei LA3a still stands on it's own as having a sound of it's own and filling a niche in the pro compressor market.

  • Neve 2254 & Neve 33609 - Pt. 1 11:24

    Neve 2254 & Neve 33609 - Pt. 1

    The Neve line of pro audio to gear is second to none. We go thru two of it's most famous compressors and plugins that are modeled after them.

  • Neve 2254 & Neve 33609 - Pt. 2 13:04

    Neve 2254 & Neve 33609 - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the different plugins that model the famous Neve compressors.

  • API 2500 - Pt. 1 14:53

    API 2500 - Pt. 1

    API has earned it's place in history, unique in that the original units are still being made today. We go thru the Waves version of it showing you how special this compressor really is.

  • API 2500 - Pt. 2 12:34

    API 2500 - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the different plugins that model the famous API compressor.

  • Fairchild 660/670 - Pt. 1 13:43

    Fairchild 660/670 - Pt. 1

    There's no more desired or more expensive a compressor you can get than the Fairchild 660 or 670. With tubes for days, it is a legend to be modeled.

  • Fairchild 660/670 - Pt. 2 15:24

    Fairchild 660/670 - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the different plugins that model the famous Fairchild compressors.

  • SSL E/G Channel Compressor - Pt. 1 12:30

    SSL E/G Channel Compressor - Pt. 1

    Very few names are as famous in pro audio as Solid State Logic. We go thru the Channel Compressor that is built into every channel of the famous SSL consoles.

  • SSL E/G Channel Compressor - Pt. 2 11:29

    SSL E/G Channel Compressor - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the different plugins that model the famous SSL compressors.

  • SSL Bus Compressor - Pt. 1 12:04

    SSL Bus Compressor - Pt. 1

    There is no 2 buss Compressor more popular than the SSL Buss Compressor. It basically invented the word "Glue" and is easily the most common modeled compressor for use on busses.

  • SSL Bus Compressor - Pt. 2 7:17

    SSL Bus Compressor - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the different plugins that model the famous SSL Buss compressors.

  • Empirical Labs Distressor - Pt. 1 11:27

    Empirical Labs Distressor - Pt. 1

    The Distressor is easily the newest of all the classic compressors but it's popularity clearly makes it a classic. There is no compressor more versatile than the Empirical Labs Distressor.

  • Empirical Labs Distressor - Pt. 2 8:10

    Empirical Labs Distressor - Pt. 2

    We continue sampling the plugin that models the Distressor.

  • DBX 160 12:11

    DBX 160

    The DBX 160 has definitely earned it's place as one of the later Classic Compressors. It's punchy controlled sound is still as original and useful as we'll find.

Product Overview


Kenny Gioia is back, this time giving you the history and application of all the famous Compressors ever made, as well as their modern day plug-in equivalents! Now you'll know exactly what Compressor to pick for your tracks and how to use them. This series is long overdue!

Kenny starts with a detailed introduction, covering each industry standard Compressor and how they fit into compression history. Next Kenny goes over what a Compressor is, how they behave and all of the most popular variables and parameters that can be adjusted for each.

Moving on, Kenny gives you awesome videos for each Compressor's plug-in equivalent, including the Urei 1176, Teletronix LA-2a, Teletronix LA-3, Neve 2254/33609, API 2500, Fairchild 660/670, SSL E/G Channel Compressor, SSL Bus Compressor, Empirical Labs Distressor, and the DBX 160! Each of these Compressors are explained in detail and you'll also hear how they sound on different audio tracks.

The plug-in equivalents featured in the series are by top plug-in manufactures including Waves, IK Multimedia, Native Instruments, and Softube, so you're bound to find one that you have and use.

If you've always wondered what Compressor gives you a certain sound, or which one is best suited for a particular instrument, this series will set you straight... Get "Compressors Explained" today.


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