Aulart Originals Masterclass

How to Use Compression

Gain a deep understanding of dynamics, compression and how to master these to create better mixes.

Improve your production and mix quality as you learn about dynamics and compression from the ground up.

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What will I learn?

Module 1. Understanding Compression

1. Understanding Dynamics and Compression

Dynamics are fundamental to compression. Dowden explains why it’s so important to understand dynamics, and then relating that to compression.

2. What Does Compression Do?

Dowden explains what a compressor is and what it does, why we use compression and what the benefits are.

3. Where to Use Compression

Dowden outlines where and when you would use compression or a compressor..

Module2. Compressor Settings

4. Compressor Settings (Overview)

Basic outline of common compressor settings.

5. Compressor Settings (Threshold)

Take a more in depth look at one of the most important settings on a compressor: the threshold

6. Compressor Settings (Attack & Release)

More in depth look at two of the most important settings on a compressor: the attack and the release

Module 3. Using Compression

7. Compressing Kicks

Dowden gets into using a compressor to properly compress a kick drum and explains how to do it.

8. Compressing Hi-Hats

Learn how to use a compressor to properly compress a Hi-Hat.

9. Compressing Claps

Learn how to use a compressor to properly compress a clap or snare.

10. Compressing Percussion

Learn how to use a compressor to properly compress percussive sounds.

11. Compressing Bass

Learn how to use a compressor to properly compress a sub bass sound.

12. Compressing Bass Synth

Learn how to use a compressor to properly compress a high end bass sound.

13. Compressing Synths

Discover how to use a compressor to properly compress different synths.

14. Compressing Vocals

Discover how to use a compressor to properly compress vocals.

Module 4. Advanced Compression

15. How to use Glue Compression

Learn the difference between a stock compressor and a Glue Compressor

16. Difference between RMS and Peak

Explore Peak and RMS – both are important to understand the levels of average signal and volume, and peaks of volume that also can be addressed with compression.

17. Group Compression

Learn how to master group compression on a collection of your sounds rather than individual elements.

18. Mix Compression

Using compression on an entire mix instead of groups or individual instruments or sounds.

19. Overcompression

Understanding what overcompression sounds like and how to avoid undesired compression distortion.

Module 5. Review and final tips

20. Final Tips

Final tips, suggestions, ideas, and a round up of everything covered in the previous videos .

This is Dowden

Praised for diversity in his DJing and musical writing, Dowden presents a style of progressive house that has deep, yet charging energy, full of melodic atmosphere. Ranging from high octane gritty progressive nuances, to enchanting deep house hymns, all with a subtle tone of darkness and mystery. Dowden consistently gains international support from the leaders of the industry, including Eelke Kleijn, Guy J, Lane 8, Khen, Darin Epsilon, Cid Inc, and many more. Dowden has released music on top tier labels including Mango Alley, Meanwhile, EDGE, and Steyoyoke and has no plans of slowing down.

How to use compression

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