When we decided to produce a new series of tutorials on audio recording and production we searched the globe for the very best trainers and audio professionals ... and we found them at Modern World Studios and Singing Canary Productions!
So what are dynamics anyway? What's the difference between peak and average loudness and why does it matter? Well, if you're looking to understand dynamics processors, from compressors, limiters to expanders, look no further. In this multi-tutorial, hands-on course, you'll not only get an understanding of the science of loudness but you'll dive right in and get to listen to how dynamics processors work in your music.
As engineers and producers, it always comes down to deep listening and being able to distinguish subtle changes in the sound as different effects are applied. That's where this course really shines. Built into most every tutorial are sections where you can watch the trainer change settings without any talking. It's just you and your ears processing and applying everything you've learned! You'll see and hear how slight changes in the threshold, ratio, knee, attack, decay and make-up gain can completely change how an individual track or an entire mix is perceived.
So get ready to learn all about dynamics processors from Singing Canary and Modern World Recording in this course on the Dynamics... and when you're finished check out all our informative and entertaining Studio and Recording courses!
john long mom what happened to m wrote on January 17, 2015
i Found This tutorial half decent. not enough explanation on compression it started off way too quickly without explaining the basis of compression + too much playing around with the parameters.
Ren wrote on November 1, 2014
Understanding the tools of the trade, how, when and in what situation the given tools should and should not be used in. Good stuff thanks MPV.
BHamester wrote on March 15, 2014
For the length of the course it's a fair overview about compression. I guess a full guide on how to for dynamics would require several hours on the subject, so if bear that in mind this is a great course.
R.Stull wrote on September 23, 2013
Comparison of different hardware and plugin dynamic processors and examples of uses was quite helpful in understanding the processes covered.
Tony Merritt wrote on June 27, 2013
Great course, I really enjoyed this and learned about expanders which is great I hated using gates on vocals.
between wrote on June 26, 2013
This is stuff you need to know, so if you feel your not on top of your game when it comes to compression, you will certain learn things watching this tutorial
T2C Scott wrote on May 27, 2013
I thought This Tutorial was Good.. it explains how "Side-chaining works" as well as the advantages of having different types of compressors,Limiters, & Gates effect processors at your disposal.
Anthony wrote on May 17, 2013
The Dynamics course is utterly fascinating. I've been mystified by the compression controls until now. I can now say that my understanding of the compressor controls and types is where it should be.
Favstvs wrote on May 14, 2013
This is an invaluable course for those of us who use all these tools, but who have little understanding beyond what our ears tell us. A great catalogue of plugins presented here. Thank you!
Kaan wrote on April 10, 2013
Informative enough to a person without any knowledge of Dynamic Range Compression.