Compression In The Tool Bag Of Recording Tools

What’s pre-mastering and how, when, and why should I use compression?

Audio level compression, also called dynamic range compression, volume compression, compression, limiting, is a process that manipulates the dynamic range of an audio signal. Compression is used during sound recording, live sound reinforcement, and broadcasting to improve the perceived volume of audio. A compressor is the device used to create compression.

Adobe Audition, as well as every other major multi-track recording software, has a digital compressor with lots of settings built in.

Compression is often used to make music sound louder without increasing its peak amplitude. By compressing the peak (or loudest) signals, it becomes possible to increase the overall gain (or volume) of a signal without exceeding the dynamic limits of a reproduction device or medium. (I.e. your radio, i-Pod, or your computer speakers, known for their wonderful fidelity and frequency range) The net effect when compression is applied along with a gain boost is that relatively quiet sounds become louder, while louder sounds remain unchanged.

Got that?

Compressors usually have controls to set how fast the compressor responds to changes in input level, known as ”attack”, and how quickly the compressor returns to no gain reduction once the input level falls below the threshold, known as ”release”. Because the loudness pattern of the source material is modified by the compressor it may change the character of the signal in subtle to quite noticeable ways depending on the settings used.

A second control on a compressor is hard/soft knee. This controls whether the bend in the response curve is a sharp angle or has a rounded edge. A soft knee reduces the audible change from uncompressed to compressed, especially for higher ratios where the changeover is more noticeable. You need a chart to sort of show that.


AIR Releases The Multi-Developer ‘Progress Music Production Suite’

AIR Music Technology has presented the Advance Music Production Suite, an exhaustive accumulation of virtual instruments, impacts, specimen packs, and creation assets preloaded on a 500gb hard drive.

A collective exertion including over twelve designers, this colossal gathering offers > $5,000.00 worth of expert evaluation music programming, specimens, and memberships to DAW clients.

The Advance Music Production Suite offers in excess of two dozen virtual instruments, more than 15 impact module processors, and in excess of 15 specimen packs, empowering musical performers to form, create, blend, and expert music with their DAW of decision.

Moreover, the MPC Essentials programming from Akai Professional lets clients host plugins and produce music without utilizing a genuine DAW. The Advance Music Production Suite additionally incorporates memberships to Sonic Academy, Gobbler, and offers the client reserve funds on the buy of Akai Professional and M-Audio apparatus to use with the suite.

Advance Music Production Suite includes titles from:

  1. AIR Music Technology
  2. Akai Professional
  3. Camel Audio
  4. D16
  5. Fab Filter
  6. FXpansion
  7. Gobbler
  8. iZotope
  9. PSP
  10. Prime Loops
  11. Sonic Academy
  12. Sonic Charge
  13. SONiVOX
  14. Waves
  15. Way Out Ware
  16. Wave Arts

What to Do When a Music Producer Can’t Pull Their Weight

There are times in creation when somebody on the session isn’t cutting it. This can exhibit a tight spot.

The circumstances may shift as do the alternatives for an answer, however how about we take a gander at a few conceivable situations.

A Bit of an Awkward Situation

A lyricist comes to you to deliver a few melodies. They have a couple of musical artists they need to use on the recordings. I’m more often than not for this. It’s not my default to quickly need to get just my kin. I like working with new individuals with diverse thoughts and viewpoints.

Now and again however, there is a player that doesn’t have enough studio experience.

Generally, the musician doesn’t know already.