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3 Compression Tricks to Make Your Music LOUD but NOT Pumpy

3 Compression Tricks to Make Your Music LOUD but NOT Pumpy

3 Compression Tricks to Make Your Music LOUD But NOT Pumpy

Yes, you can make your music LOUD without sounding pumpy!

In the video below, you will learn WHY some songs sound pumpy when trying to increase their loudness and 3 ways to eliminate (or greatly reduce) that pumping sound! This will leave your music LOUDER, punchier, and sounding great no matter where it is played.

00:00 – Intro
02:02 – 3 Reasons Why Songs Sound Pumpy
03:04 – Too Much Gain Reduction
03:55 – How to Hear Pumpy Compression
04:33 – How to Reduce Amount of Gain Reduction?
05:17 – How to Compress Less Without Changing Threshold
07:14 – Why Attack and Release Settings on Compressors Are So Powerful
07:59 – How to Bring Back Life into a Song
09:44 – Suggested Attack Settings for Compressors
10:21 – What Release Settings Sound Like During Compression
12:38 – Distortion Can Occur with Too Fast Release
12:57 – How to Transparently Set a Compressor for a Song
14:30 – How to Deal with Too Much Low Energy in a Mix
15:10 – When Should You Use a Sidechain or EQ Instruments?
17:06 – How Filtering Bass Can Reduce Gain Reduction
17:54 – What is a Sidechain on a Compressor?
19:50 – Using a Side Chain to Clean up a Pumpy Mix
21:14 – Side Chains in Different Compressors
22:33 – What Plugins to Avoid
24:17 – Don’t Forget to Download My Free Compression 101 Guide!

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Bobby Balow

I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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