Audio Compression and Limiting Explained
This is not the confusing, book-learning explanation of compression and limiting. Learn the functions and sonics of compression as Ken Lewis shares his 25 + years of experience as a professional mixer and gives you a real world, master class understanding. Watch as Ken dispels common misconceptions and de-mystifies and demonstrates how drastically you can alter sound, for better and worse, using only a compressor or limiter.
This tutorial covers each function including threshold, attack, release, ratio, knee, brick wall limiting, gain reduction, gain make-up and more. Get insights as Ken explains all these functions and demonstrates them in depth, both in a classroom setting and also the studio, to give you a well rounded approach to understanding compression and limiting.
Learn how radically different these controls can sound from one plug-in manufacturer to the next, an ear opening experience for sure, as Ken digs deeper and demonstrates this.
Finally, score some insider techniques as Ken shows you some of his personal compression tricks to round out the tutorial.
By the end of this video, you will discover how to control and shape sound using compression and limiting techniques. You will know how to choose not only the right compressor, but how to set it to achieve the sounds you want.
- Run Time: 69 minutes
- Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
- Genre: ALL
- **Includes full audio session and stems for use on any DAW**
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