Compression Techniques

The CTC Presents Compression Techniques Virtual Workshop, Thurs Feb 11 @ 1PM
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

Compression is an essential tool for just about any mix across all styles of music. From subtle smoothing to aggressive smashing, compressors can help manage dynamics and ultimately make your mixes louder. In this workshop, we will look at how compressors work and techniques for dialing them in to suit your tracks. Topics will include:

  • Compressors vs. limiters
  • Ratio, threshold, and other parameters
  • Parallel and sidechain techniques
  • Using attack and release times to control groove
  • Tape saturation as compression