It’s so stinkin’ easy to overdo things.

When I first learned about compression, I was hooked. It was a magical tool that allowed you to tame the dynamics of any track in your session. You can adjust the ratio, threshold, attack, and release to a seemingly infinite number of variables.

They taught me what compression is and what it does. They taught me how to use it and what all the knobs do, but they didn’t teach me WHEN to use it. More importantly, they didn’t teach me when NOT to use it. Read more »

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? Read more »

A year is 52 weeks. 52 divided by 4 is 13.

You can divide one year evenly into four 13-week chunks.

Today, April 2, marks the beginning of the second 13-week chunk for 2018, and I’m PUMPED.

I’ve set four 13-week goals. I’m going to spend the next 4 weeks going after those goals HARD. I’ll write them down every day, track my progress every day, and review them weekly. Then I’ll start over on July 2nd and do it again. Read more »