When I say compression, you say ________?

Confusing?

Frustrating?

Difficult?

Mysterious?

Yeah, that’s normal.

At least with EQ, it’s fairly easy to understand that there are bass, mid, and treble frequencies. (If you’ve ever messed with the EQ on a car stereo, you’ve used EQ.)

But compression isn’t intuitive at all. Instead of frequencies and boosting, you’ve got things like threshold, ratio, make-up gain, knee, attack, release, and more.

All you want to do is tighten up that bass track, but you’re left fiddling with knobs aimlessly…or perhaps you only touch one or two knobs, because you don’t know what to do with the others.

The good news is that they ALL serve a purpose, and they can all attribute to you becoming a better mix engineer.

The other piece of good news is that it’s not nearly as confusing as you might think.

And I can help clear up any confusion with this free video.

It’s called “What is Compression?”, and it’s actually the first video in my Understanding Compression series.

And I’m giving it to you for FREE.

Click here to watch it now.

www.homestudiocorner.com/what-is-compression

Joe Gilder
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