Multiband compression can be one of the lesser-understood types of processing but used correctly, it's one of the most powerful ways to control a mix. Joe Albano explains how and when to use it.
Drums, basses and other sounds can really shine and stand out when you apply the correct amount and type of compression. Joe Albano shows you how this works in practice.
Overloud Comp670 is a recreation of a very rare legendary tube compressor. It has a unique and distinctive tone thanks to large amount of transformers in the signal chain which gives it a warm tone.
Although Logic Pro comes with 7 different compressor models they share some common tools and features. Joe Albano explains how to recognise them and speed up your workflow.
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.
Join Alex Solano as he explores Antelope Audio's DSP-powered emulations of classic compressors, starting with the sought-after FET-A76.
This new Live Pack from Surreal Machines brings multi-band transient shaping to Ableton Live. Full details
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!
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...
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.
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.
Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer owners: version 2.5 is out with a plethora of new features, like external side chain input and it's a free update. For new users, it's a good time to join the party.
Finding it hard to tame the sounds in your mix? Hitting your head against a sonic brick wall? Here's some timely advice from Paul Wickliffe on using de-essers, side chain limiters and more to help.
Multiband compressors have many uses in the mixing and mastering stages. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner delves into how to build your own in Bitwig Studio using its bundles FX Layer.
Hollin Jones thinks FabFilter's Pro-MB "is the most intuitive and powerful multiband compressor [he has] ever used." Find out what makes this compressor plugin shine in our review.