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Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Dynamics & Compression

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    Introduction (0:49)


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    What is Compression? (3:05)


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    Why Compression? (3:29)


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    Limiters (2:14)


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    Compression Basics (1:45)


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    Ratio (1:15)


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    Attack Time & Makeup Gain (4:13)


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    Combining Makeup Gain & Limiters (2:02)


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    Setting Release Time (4:28)


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    Each Compressor Behaves Differently (3:27)


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    Input High Pass Filtering (3:51)


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    Saturating with Analog Compressors (3:20)


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    Don't Always Use a Compressor (1:41)


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    Compressing Inconsistent Audio (2:12)


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    How Much to Compress (8:02)


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    Distortion as Compression (1:33)


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    Gates (1:11)


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    Transient Shapers (2:05)


Adam Pollard aka Multiplier, now focuses on Dynamics and Compressors and how they’re used in the Electronic Music genre to tame signals as well as create interesting effects and colors.

Adam begins by welcoming you and then starts at the beginning, covering what compression and dynamic processors are, as well as why you would want to use them.

Limiters are then looked at and explained, followed by the basic controls found on compressors and limiters such as ratio, attack time & make up gain, release time and more.

Next, Multiplier covers why each compressor behaves differently, how to utilize input high pass filtering for better compression, saturating with analog compressors, and how to compress inconsistent audio.

Lastly, you’ll learn things like how much compression you should really apply, how to use distortion as a compressor, understanding gates, and the basics of transient shapers.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you produce electronic music, compression is one of the most important processes you need to understand and know how to apply… Watch “Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Dynamics & Compression” today.


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HardDiskMusic
Submitted 4 days ago

A lot of good advices. Usefull for everyone - Beginners and Advance users.

I think everyone from beginners to proff find out after this tutorial tour that limiters and compressors don't always do want you expected.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

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Guitarnate27
Submitted 2 months ago

Get a better handle on compression!

I have always had my own personal hangups with understanding compression. This video is great! Thanks a ton Multiplier!

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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LYRICMASTER
Submitted 2 months ago

Very helpful!

This serious has helped to clarify some queries I have had with compression.

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aredgewell
Submitted 2 months ago

Very useful

Generally very good explanations of some often slippery ideas. Could do with more sound samples to demonstrate effects e.g of transient shaping.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cakewalk Sonar

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Ogee
Submitted 2 months ago

Very good video. Execellent!!!

Best video I've seen concerning compression.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

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SimplyDennis
Submitted 2 months ago

Helpful

For me, cleared up a lot of the mystery of musical dynamics.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar, Digital Performer, Studio One

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started producing music just over 5 years ago, right about when Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP dropped.

2. What training have you had?

I'm fully self-taught, and haven't had any formal training. I use online resources and learn a lot by talking to other producers about how they do things too.

3. When did you get into recording?

(same answer as number 1)

4. People you have worked with/for?

DJTechTools, iZotope, Output, CAPSUN Pro Audio, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Industrial Strength, 5Pin Media

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I've had a lot of experience in the EDM space, from producing tracks and sample packs that have charted on sites like Beatport, through to DJing internationally and running a record label. And on the training side I've produced thousands of tutorials, and also tutor people one to one.

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Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Dynamics & Compression is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A lot of good advices. Usefull for everyone - Beginners and Advance users. I think everyone from beginners to proff find out after this tutorial tour that limiters and compressors don't always do want you expected.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Get a better handle on compression! I have always had my own personal hangups with understanding compression. This video is great! Thanks a ton Multiplier!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! This serious has helped to clarify some queries I have had with compression.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very useful Generally very good explanations of some often slippery ideas. Could do with more sound samples to demonstrate effects e.g of transient shaping.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good video. Execellent!!! Best video I've seen concerning compression.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful For me, cleared up a lot of the mystery of musical dynamics.
Date published: 2018-03-31
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