Posts with tag audio-compression

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Review: Black Rooster Audio VLA-3A

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.

Review: Black Rooster Audio VLA-2A Compressor

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...

Tutorial + Download: Multiband Mid/Side Compressor Mastering Rack For Ableton Live

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!

7 Excellent Hardware Compressors

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.

Review: Empirical Labs Arousor Compressor Plugin

Following on from their hardware compressor, Distressor, some 20 years ago, Empirical Labs have released a great, smooth sounding compressor plug-in with some clever features in Arouser.

Production Tips: What’s The Correct Order For Effect Processing Plug-Ins?

It’s a question that never goes away, “what’s the correct order for effect processors in a channel strip?” While it often depends, there are reasons for suggesting an order. This video explains all.

Producer Tips: Why Relying On Compression Presets Is A Bad Idea

Software compressors comes with a range of presets designed to be useful. But perhaps presets are more dangerous than they are helpful? Watch Joe Albano explain why you shouldn't rely on presets!

Positive Grid Pro Series Studio Plug-Ins, With Revolutionary Compression Profiling

Positive Grid tell us the Pro Series offers 3 revolutionary profiling and component based compressors: FET, Tube, and Optical. It combines their DSP engineering and component level modeling expertise.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing With Compression

The compressor is perhaps the most used of the dynamics (and other categories of) plug-in types when mixing and producing music for corrective & creative processing. Here's 6 mistakes to avoid.

G-Sonique DTC-1, Ultra Transparent VCA Bus & Track Compressor

G-Sonique's new compressor plugin. Does the world need another one?? Well, the DTC-1 focuses on being ultra transparent and miming any coloration/distortion. We'd love to have audio demos.

Waves Audio eMo D5 Dynamics Plugin: 5-in-1 Multi-Dynamics with Parallel Detection

Waves tell us the eMo D5 is not just one dynamics plug-in... it's essentially a 5-in-1 dynamics processors with DeEsser, pre/post compressor routing, zero latency and much more. Check out the video...

Audio Compressor Plugin Comparisons: Do You Really Need More Than One?

Do you really need lots of software compressors? Jay Asher provides audio examples along with his years of experience to investigate whether hardware emulating compressors are really all that unique.

Music Production Techniques, Part 6: Compression

Dynamics are a hugely important part of the mixing process. If you've just started mixing your own projects or have not had any formal training, dynamics processing seem mysterious. Time to demystify!

Korvpressor is a Unique, Dynamic Interactive Compressor Plug-In for Mac & iPad

The new release from Klevgränd produktion is undeniably cool. KORVPRESSOR is what they're calling a "smart dynamic hotdog device." Basically, an interactive compressor/limiter. Just watch the video!

Compression Trick That Boosts Loudness Without Destroying Your Music

The loudness wars are upon us! Rory Furr shares 4 steps to using serial compression to boost your mixes without causing clipping or major distortion. In short get louder and keep your dynamics intact.