The HA-609A is a modern take on the classic transformer coupled diode bridge compressor/limiter design. Here's the details.
This mixing technique can help you achieve a punchy but controlled sound without losing dynamic impact. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.
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With its latest compressors, Arturia has come up with excellent recreations of some true classics. Joe Albano found they really were mix tools that he would actually use...
Even vocals that have been performed well can sometimes struggle to sit in a mix. Joe Albano shows you some of his pro tips for coping in these situations.
Multiband compression can be one of the lesser-understood types of processing but used correctly, it's one of the most powerful ways to control a mix. Joe Albano explains how and when to use it.
Sidechain compression is quick and easy to set up in FL Studio 20. Here's how you can use it to get that classic pumping effect for basses and pads.
Although Logic Pro comes with 7 different compressor models they share some common tools and features. Joe Albano explains how to recognise them and speed up your workflow.
These new tools for mixing, mastering and de-essing aim to bring a splash of colour to your productions and they're available at a special price for a limited time.
Buss compression is a vital technique used to pull your mix together for a radio-ready sound. Here, Olav Basoski shows you how to tighten up your beats in Ableton Live 10.
UAD's recreation of a classic Distressor from Empirical Labs is officially endorsed by the makers of the original hardware. Rich Tozzoli finds there's much to like in the EL8.
Compression is a core part of any mixer's toolbox but sometimes you need to go that extra mile. Sara Simms checks out the Black Rooster Audio VLA-3A.
A power-efficient, great sounding and cool-looking compressor plugin that is also affordable sounds too good to be true, but Sara Simms knows the truth about the VLA-2A compressor...
So you want a free Ableton Live rack that features a multiband mid/side compressor ideal for mastering? You're in the right place. Here's how to use it, build it... and you can download it for free!
Without further ado here's seven of our favorite high-end, analog, hardware compressors. This list includes vintage models and some units that are out of production.