What is Compression in Music Production?

In this video, I’m going to explain the fundamentals of compression. We’re going to cover some common uses of compressors, and take a look at how to actually use them. There are many types of compressors and compression, but if you understand the principles in this video, it will make it a lot easier for you to understand other types of compression. I hope this video is helpful!

Personally, I think the fruity limiter has a great compressor if you own FL Studio, but there are tons of free options out there as well.

Time Stamps:

What is dynamic range – 0:39
What is a transient – 1:03
Most common use of compression – 1:37
What you can use compression on – 2:12
Understanding threshold – 3:26
Understanding ratio – 4:59
Understanding makeup gain – 6:30
Understanding attack – 7:03
Understanding release – 8:19
Understanding knee – 9:00
Closing thoughts – 9:39

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