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Transparent Vocal Compression

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15min

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Learn advanced compression techniques in order to process and compress your vocal track.

Fab discusses how to compress a vocal track without ruining it.

Chapters:
-Concept and workflow setup
-Standard Avid Compressor
-Threshold vs Ratio
-Attack vs release
-Low level passages handling
-Automation vs compression

The attached zip file contains the stereo instrumental and raw vocal tracks of the song.

Please download it and import the files in the DAW you use to make music (any software will do really!) This way, you can improve your mixing skills and transparently compress this vocal track using your own compressor.

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Fab Dupont

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.

Credits

David Crosby

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

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Manley
2016 Jun 19
hi Fab what's your views on tracking vocals with room sound v tracking very dead sounding vocals pro's & cons
rmoreno
2014 Oct 13
Muy bueno el video me abre la mente a mas posibilidades en como ver las cosas.
Fabulous Fab
2014 Jul 04
@soundgroove : not if you are looking for a very contained sound on a very dynamic recording.
soundgroove
2014 Jul 03
Thanks for this! But isn't 2ms Attack still to fast?
bolupona
2014 May 28
Thanks for that breakdown. Truly appreciated!
AdRi__Forn
2014 Mar 18
Todo muy claro.¡Genial!
bolupona
2013 Nov 28
Love how you explained the different components of a compressor and what each stands for. And also love the fact you used the compressor that came with the DAW. That way we don't tend to get carried away about the gear but focus more on the concept behind the gear. Thanks.
pirouss
2013 Sep 25
Salut Fab! J'écris en français, ça sera plus simple pour nous! ;) Tu parles du LA-2A qui est parfait pour la voix, j'en conviens! Ne penses-tu pas que c'est du au fait qu'à l'origine, c'était un compresseur d'antenne (pour la diffusion radio)? ( source: http://fr.audiofanzine.com/processeur-dynamique/universal-audio/teletronix-la-2a-classic-leveler-collection/editorial/tests/the-next-generation.html) Comme en radio, on s'occupe beaucoup, pour ne pas dire essentiellement, de la voix, il y aurait une logique à celà... Qu'en penses-tu? Pirouss - technicien RadioFrance
Becky Jo Benson
2012 Nov 07
Fab! You are so good about details and your videos are very easy to learn quickly because of the way that you talk about how it boils down to the FEELING of the recording that a person wants to get across. THANK YOU so much for being there for each of us out here who are learning how to listen! Hahahaha, and I really like your video on 'How To Listen'. Actually each of your videos have helped me so much to be aware of what to listen for. In one of your videos you said that if we can't hear the difference, listen to it over and over again until we can---good call! Becky Jo Benson
digilando
2012 Oct 28
Please ... do not saw the Rhodes !
ALEXISCEDENO
2012 Jul 14
Server not found: rtmpt://stream.puremix.net:80/puremix WHATS HAPPEN WITH THE VIDEO?
jam92189
2012 May 28
I bought the how to hear and eq after those i had to subscribe I love these videos
Larryfileccia
2012 Feb 12
I got the Eq Vocals Video, Loved it. and you mentioned Compression. That brought me here. I though I had the Comp on Vocals down. I was doing good but this video has lots of tidbits and ways to think about it and do it that really helps Thanks!!!
android
2012 Feb 10
When you say, "We do more in the dedicated compression videos", which videos are you alluding to? Have they been released or were you referring to to-be released videos like the 2 stage compression one? Great video by the way. I learned a lot.
Adrian Tello
2011 Dec 11
Really nice tutorial. I’m waiting for a 2 stage compression tutorial too.
dcherouny
2011 Nov 11
Nice sound!! Very clean.
SimL
2011 Nov 01
nice tutorial, thanks and what about the knee? how this feature can be useful?
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