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Compression Tricks For Drums
Learn the ways to get the most of compressing recordded drums and beats in this in-depth tutorial by master trainer and producer, Joe Albano.
Feb. 15, 2021
Baby Audio Releases Parallel Aggressor
Parallel Aggressor is designed to give you the maximum sonic impact with the lowest possible track count, easier and more efficient than get caught up in extra busses and mix faders.
Jul. 29, 2020
What Is NY Compression And Why Should You Use it?
This mixing technique can help you achieve a punchy but controlled sound without losing dynamic impact. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.
Dec. 5, 2019
Take Control Of Your Ableton Live Mixes With Parallel Compression
Check out how to use parallel compression to achieve a thicker, fuller sound while maintaining the clarity and character you need. Noah Pred shows you how it's done.
Oct. 1, 2019
'Spank More Power Into Your Productions' With I Heart NY Plugin
It's the first audio plugin for Baby Audio and they've decided to give powerful New York style compression to the masses with I Heart NY.
Sep. 4, 2019
Multiband Compression: What It Is & Why It's Useful
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.
Jan. 23, 2019
How To Achieve Really Punchy Drum Tracks Using Doubled Up Compression
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.
Nov. 13, 2018
Why Some Compressors Don't Need Lots Of Controls
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.
Jul. 2, 2018
Connecting Compressors In Parallel For Better Dynamic Control
Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.
Jun. 26, 2018
A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing
Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.
Dec. 27, 2017
Parallel Processing Using Maschine
Parallel processing is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.
May. 15, 2017
Setting Up and Mixing With Parallel / New York Compression in Logic Pro X
You've probably heard of parallel compression or New York compression. But just what is it and how can you emulate it in Logic Pro X? Jay Asher knows how, and is here to show you.
Jan. 4, 2016
Audio Compressor Plugin Comparisons: Do You Really Need More Than One?
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.
Aug. 23, 2015
5 Quick Bitwig Studio Drum Editing Tips
Want to make your beats or drum parts stand out from the crowd? Then you're in the right place! Gary Hiebner shares 5 tips sure to get your Bitwig drum tracks pumping.
Aug. 21, 2014
Tips For Using NI's Vintage Compressors
Next time you're looking for a compressor with character to use on your tracks, open up NI's Komplete 8 and check out the 3 vintage compressors. Mo Volans shares tips to get great results from these.
May. 1, 2012
Traditional VS Fast Parallel Processing In Logic Pro
Logic Pro is a deep music production platform with multiple ways to get from A to Z! In this article Mo Volans uncovers two paths for parallel processing in Logic. Which route will you choose?
Feb. 21, 2012
Signal Flow in Logic 101
In our digital DAW studios it's easy to ignore the virtual cables carrying audio signals. But understanding signal flow can lead to a greater degree of control over your sound. Peter Schwartz sums up.
Oct. 7, 2011
Parallel Compression in Logic 9
Compressors can be a great way to even out the dynamics of a drum mix, vocal performance or any audio signal. A compressor works by lowering the gain when the signal jumps above a certain level or thr
Nov. 10, 2010
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