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.
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...
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!
Getting a great vocal sound can be easier than you think – with a little help from these tools!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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...
If you want to stand out from the crowd and help your DJ mixes sound and feel deeper then it can be worth adding external analog effects to your set. And it's a lot easier than you might think...
FabFilter Pro-C 2 is a big update to one of the most popular audio compressor plug-ins ever. There's five new compression styles and plenty of new features. Check out the video below for more info.