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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!

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.

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.

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.

Review: Waves BSS DPR-402

Based on its hardware namesake from the 1980s, Waves have resurrected the DPR-402 dynamics processor as software. Does the plug-in keep the punchy compression character and versatility? Find out here.

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?

Waves Audio Unleash BSS DPR-402 Compressor, Limiter & De-Esser In One Plug-In

Waves has modeled the original BSS® DPR-402 dynamics processor as a plugin, bringing back its diverse functions and sounds, and adding new features for extra flexibility and ease of use.

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!

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.