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How to HEAR and Dial In Compressor Plugins | Ultimate Guide

How to HEAR and Dial In Compressor Plugins | Ultimate Guide

The ULTIMATE Guide to Hearing and Setting Compressor Plugins

Hearing compression is HARD. One wrong setting on a compressor can suck out all the punch, depth, and clarity out of your song.

Hearing compression and knowing how to dial in the best attack, release, ratio, and threshold settings is a NECESSITY that you must learn if you ever want to get your music to that next level.

The goal of this video is to help train your ears to hear compression, and also help you quickly dial in the best settings effortlessly.

It takes a little practice and knowing what to listen for before you can consistently get the right compressor settings every time. Watch the video below to learn how!

00:00 – Intro
00:42 – Download my FREE Compression 101 eBook!
01:04 – The Sound of a Simple Digital Compressor Plugin
03:46 – How to Dial in a Compressor Plugin
05:10 – How to Best Set a Compressor Release
06:29 – How to Set the Threshold of a Compressor
07:08 – How to Set the Ratio of a Compressor
07:36 – Hearing Compression on Multiple Instruments
08:17 – Hearing Compression on Spacey Synth Melody
09:31 – Hearing Compression on Stabby Synth
09:50 – Going TOO Far with Compression
10:33 – Hearing Compression on Harsh Rhythmic Synths
12:08 – Hearing a Compressor on a Full Mix
13:04 – Adjusting Compressor Settings for Perfect Compression on a Mix
14:42 – The Sound of Digitial, VCA, Vari-Mu Compressors on a Mix
16:03 – Compressor Shootout with Drum Loop
17:36 – Compressor Plugin Shootout on a Full Mix
18:47 – Summary and Key Points
19:36 – Don’t Forget To Download My FREE Compression 101 eBook!


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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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