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The Essentials Of Mastering In Logic Pro X

Get a complete guide to everything you need to know to create great-sounding masters in Logic Pro X with this new course from expert producer Joe Albano.

Why Some Compressors Don’t Need Lots Of Controls

Compression is a staple of the production process, but why do compressors offer such a variety of controls? Joe Albano explains why sometimes less is more.

Connecting Compressors In Parallel For Better Dynamic Control

Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.

This Ableton Live Buss Compression Trick Gives Your Drums Instant Punch

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.

A Producer’s Guide To Sidechain Processing

Sidechaining can be an invaluable tool for controlling and improving your mixes. Joe Albano explains everything you need to know about this core processing technique.

Review: Universal Audio Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor

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.

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...

Watch How To Use Multiple Compressors Without Squashing Your Signal

It’s all too easy to over-compress when mixing things like drums, but with this short, fun video tutorial from Joe Albano you’ll find out how to avoid the problem and get great sounding mixes!

5 Processing Plugins To Make Your Vocal Recordings Shine

Getting a great vocal sound can be easier than you think – with a little help from these tools!

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.

Exploring Logic Pro X’s Vintage Opto Modeled Compressor

In this video tutorial, audio expert Joe Albano, explores the Vintage Opto emulation mode in Logic Pro X’s Compressor, including explaining the original Teletronix LA-2A with tips. Well worth a watch!

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing Vocals

When it comes to mixing vocals, the devil is in the details—here are 5 mistakes to avoid when blending vocal tracks into an arrangement.

Review: Positive Grid Pro Series Compressors

With Bias FX and Bias Pedal emulating classic guitar gear so well for iOS & desktop we had high expectations for the Positive Grid Pro Series compression matching plugins. So, how does it perform?

Production Tip: The How & Why of Punchy Drum Compression

Everyone wants punchy drums. This simple tutorial will show you how to get extra punch out of your kicks, or your kicks and snares for you breakbeaters, rockers, junglists, and dubstep badmen!