July 20, 2016

The Wonderful World of Dynamics Processing

Music production and audio engineering are all about emotion, depth, and dynamics. Understanding compression and other dynamics processing is one thing, but knowing “what dynamics are” regarding music production, is not the same as knowing the “why” the “how” behind the “what.” Compression and other forms are dynamics processing are the aspects we are going to cover in this article. The more you know about EQ, compression, noise gates, expanders, and other mixing plugins the more professional your music will sound. The WHY: Dynamics are a must in music productions because they create excitement, movement, and help the listener stay engaged in the song as it is progressing. To use dynamics advantageously, one must understand the “whys” before applying something like a compressor in an ITB mixing session. Remember that compression and all other mixing plugins are always used subjectively based on each track (channel strip with fader). The good news is all DAWs like Logic X, Pro Tools 12, […]
January 26, 2016

Compression: Things You NEED To Know

December 8, 2015

Compression! VCA, FET, ECT!