Compressors

It can take serious time to hear how compression affects audio. We fast-track that process with the ultimate training guide for your ears – learn exactly what to listen for when using compression!

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The LA-2A and LA-3A are two of the most famous compressors of all time and have long been favorites for vocals, bass and other instruments. See our comparison between the tube and solid-state models and learn how to best use them for your tracks.

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EQs and compressors are perhaps the two most important tools in a mix. But which order should you use them in? Why does it matter? Let’s try to make sense of this never-ending debate.

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Mid/Side processing can be a secret sauce to add impact and width to music during mastering. But not all plugins have M/S. Learn how to “split” any plugin into M/S with the FREE StudioRack plugin chainer.

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Are you taking advantage of sidechain compression in your productions? Here you’ll learn both the essentials and creative uses of this fundamental production technique in modern music.

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Learn how to separate, rebalance and apply effects to snare hits in stereo drum loops, using the sidechaining option in Waves’ free StudioRack plugin chainer.

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Learn the different types of compressors and when to use each one while mixing. In this guide, we'll level out which compressors are which: VCA, FET, Optical, Tube and digital compressor plugins; increase your threshold of compression knowledge!

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Watch how to get thick, creamy and warm vintage-style ‘60s compression using the ultra-rare Abbey Road RS124, now including a high-frequency roll-off feature.

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Choosing which plugins to add to your creative arsenal can feel overwhelming. We’ve compiled a “shopping guide” of all-time user favorites to help you find the essentials for your productions and mixes.

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Let’s set the record straight! When it comes to mixing, few audio processors are surrounded by as many myths as compressors. We picked 11 popular myths to separate the facts from fiction.

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