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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.

Put The Squeeze On Your Tracks With Ableton Live's Compressor

Compression is a core element of mixing, and in this short video, certified trainer Nah Pred shows you what compression does and how best to use it in Ableton Live.

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.

Processing Drums With Softube's Classic Summit Audio EQF-100

Can't get hold of this vintage EQ hardware? Alex Solano is here to show you how the software version is just as powerful thanks to Softube.

Universal Audio Releases API 2500 Bus Compressor Plug-In for UAD-2 and Apollo Hardware

Endorsed by API and developed by the world-class team at Universal Audio, the API 2500 Bus Compressor is now part of UAD Software v9.0.

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!

Flash Sale: Audified U73b Compressor 2, inValve Effects & STA Preamp 2 Now 40% OFF!!

We’re excited to bring you this amazing mixing plugin bundle deal for producers and engineers. Audified’s new U73b modelled Compressor plus inValve Effects & STA Preamp 2 are now 40% OFF for 7 days!

Review: Audified U73b 2.0 Compressor/Limiter Plug-in

Audified have updated their popular U73b compressor plug-in to add several new features, including external side-chaining. Will the enhancements entice current and new users to jump onboard?

Audified Updates U73b Rare German Analog Compressor Limiter Emulation Plug-In

Audified have released version 2 of their truly excellent U73b Compressor plug-in which faithfully emulates a rare classic German hardware compressor/limiter which sounds great on many sources.

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.

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.

Mixing Concepts: What Is Dynamics & Why You Should Care

If you use a compressor plug-in you're already manipulating the dynamics of a sound or the mix. In this enlightening long-read tutorial, Joe Albano explains exactly what dynamics is and more.

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!