I posted a video yesterday that answers the question “How do you hear compression?”

It’s fairly common to hear people like me say that “compression turns loud parts down and quiet parts up.”

But that doesn’t make a lot of sense, does it?

I explain it all in that video, so check it out.

If compression leaves you scratching your head, if you find yourself randomly turning knobs, hoping to magically land on the right compressor settings, you might want to check out Understanding Compression:


It’s one of my top two most popular courses. It demystifies this funny little tool called the compressor, and it gives you the confidence to know WHEN to use compression and HOW to use it for great results and great mixes.

Check it out here.

Joe Gilder
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