Compressors

Producer & recording/mixing engineer Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Tool, Soundgarden) demonstrates how he crafts an explosive drum room sound using the HLS Channel and the PIE Compressor plugins. Blended just right, this sound can greatly enhance your mix.

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Are you under- or over-compressing your mix? Is every compressor serving a purpose? Learn how to improve your mix’s clarity, separation and impact without squashing the life out of it—or leaving it too loose and unrefined.

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Get essential tips for mixing vocals with Waves plugins that have unique features supplementary to those found in Studio One. Watch part 1 to learn how to use Renaissance Vox for super-transparent compression and gating.

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Compression: Am I overdoing it? Is the ratio and the threshold set in a way that is helping rather than hurting? See these common mixing mistakes and find out how to avoid them.

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Grammy-winning mixer Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Jay Z) adds power and energy to bass and synth bass while blending both parts perfectly with the drums. See how he uses SSL and other plugins for detailed control to get a cohesive mix.

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In this video, Grammy-winning mixer Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Jay Z) shares how he uses a sidechain to get drums to cut through a mix with EQ on a parallel compression buss.

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Grammy-winning mixer Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Jay Z) shows you how he gently compress hi-hat and add energy to the overall track using the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor.

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How do attack, release and buss send levels interact when parallel compressing drums? Tony Maserati (Beyoncé) shows how to ‘mix your sends’ for extra drum energy using the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor.

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Watch Graham Cochrane of the Recording Revolution show you the parallel mix technique he learned from mixer Andrew Scheps – the so-called ‘rear buss’ technique.

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Find out what multiband compression is, get tips on how to choose different multiband compressors for different purposes – and learn some practical ways to use it in your mixing and mastering sessions.

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