This video is the second part of our exclusive series on compression controls. After learning about the compression basics such as threshold and ratio in the first episode, it's time to take it a step further and explore all of these lesser-known controls that can leave you puzzled.
But be puzzled no more. Fab Dupont takes it upon himself to demystify settings such as Hold, ARC, Look-Ahead, etc, and describe them to you as clearly as possible. As always, every compressor control is illustrated by down-to-earth audio examples, so you can truly understand what the setting does and its different applications.
This follow-up video is perfect for anyone comfortable with the basic compression settings, and willing to master the compression tool in its entirety.
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- 00:00 - Start
- 00:40 - Soft Knee
- 06:21 - Automatic Release Control
- 09:50 - Automatic Gain Control
- 12:08 - Wet/Dry Ratio
- 14:27 - Depth (a.k.a. GR Limit)
- 16:58 - Look Ahead
- 21:49 - Side-Chain Controls
- 24:25 - EQing the Side-Chain
- 28:55 - External Side-Chain Trick
Fab Dupont is a Grammy winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of pureMix.net.
Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.
He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.
Fab has been nominated for Grammys 6 times, including two Latin Grammys and has received many other accolades around the world, including Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards and US independent music awards.
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