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Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Dynamics & Compression

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    Multiplier welcomes you and goes over what the series is all about.

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    What is Compression?

    Discover what is compression, and what are dynamics, as well as why do we compress sounds.

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    Why Compression?

    This video explains why compression is talked about so much in the music production world. Basically, real life sounds are more dynamic than we would like for electronic music.

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    Learn all about limiters, the simplest type of compressor.

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    Compression Basics

    Learn how a compressor works (attack, release, ratio, threshold), and see and hear a simple example of it in action.

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    Develop an understanding of what compression "ratio" actually does.

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    Attack Time & Makeup Gain

    Attack time is the most important parameter. Learn about this, as well as compressor "makeup gain".

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    Combining Makeup Gain & Limiters

    Compressors often make mistakes, and so it can be useful to combine makeup gain, and limiters. Multiplier shows you how.

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    Setting Release Time

    Learn how to set release time, by understanding what happens when it's too fast, and too slow.

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    Each Compressor Behaves Differently

    Compressors don't do exactly what you tell them to do. This video shows three examples. Attack/release times, Ableton's Glue compressor, and a limiter that doesn't "limit".

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    Input High Pass Filtering

    Multiplier explains what this is, and why it's so powerful, by explaining how we hear different frequencies, differently.

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    Saturating with Analog Compressors

    Discover how "analog" compressors saturate, and how they can also be a bit unpredictable.

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    Don't Always Use a Compressor

    Here, Multiplier gives three examples showing how you shouldn't view every situation, as an opportunity to use a compressor.

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    Compressing Inconsistent Audio

    Multiplier discusses why you must be careful when compressing inconsistent audio, such as reverb!

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    How Much to Compress

    Quite simply, how much should you compress? Multiplier reveals all.

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    Distortion as Compression

    Learn how it can sometimes be better to use distortion, instead of compression to tame signals - usually on drums or basses.

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    Multiplier gives you an introduction to gates.

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    Transient Shapers

    Wrapping it up, Multiplier delivers an introduction to transient shapers, and how again, they don't always work as expected.

Product Overview

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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Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Dynamics & Compression is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Don't miss this auto All exemples are ludique and the tutorial is a very good to know infos about the myth of Dynamic and compression.
Date published: 2021-06-18
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Helpful Thanks
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great dynamics primer Clear and concise! Great compression basics for newbies, and a good refresher for ppl with experience.
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from To. The. Point. I love Groove3, and there are a lot of great instructors on here - however, some are guilty of loving their own voice too much and exploring in front of the camera.... Here though; Quick, concise, videos, that teach the technique and move to the next point. Further, his use of the processed waveform, (not just the plugin GUI) really adds to the understanding of how the effect, affects the sound signal - inside the box.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This was great! Love how he kept everything short and focused.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic course Great course, and so much to take in. I think I will return to it again soon.
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from very helpfull but not delivered in right way he simply talks about not teaching you how , you do it yourself. that why I subscribed to Groove3, I want to learn how to do things not just talk about it. we need more explanation. the author is great but just talk not taking time in the topic.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, concise with great examples I thought sound, waveform, and preset examples were useful. Most useful, is the wisdom gained and shared from experience.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Good Course
Date published: 2020-08-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best Compression Content I Consumed Compression has been one of the hardest things for me to understand until I watched this video. Now it's quite clear to me what it does in very different scenarios. I love how visual this content was as well as audible. Thank you!
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good tutorial explained in very good detail ,Thanks
Date published: 2020-02-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Short on Point. Very helpfull Short on Point. Very helpfull
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good Concise yet thorough look at the subject matter
Date published: 2018-11-12
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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