Compression 101 Compressors

Welcome to MasteringDynamics! I’m excited to announce my first series, Audio Compression 101. I designed this series to provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of audio compression, covering everything from the basics of dynamic range compression to advanced techniques and creative applications. Whether you’re an aspiring audio engineer, a seasoned professional, or simply a music enthusiast looking to expand your knowledge, I believe this series will be an invaluable resource for you, and it’s been a great way to help me organize my personal thoughts and ideas on the subject, and review techniques and technical details that I haven’t used in a while.

The Audio Compression 101 series will be split up into 8 parts:

  1. Series Introduction (this page)
  2. Introduction to Dynamic Range Compression
  3. Terms & Parameters
  4. Types of Compressors and Their Characteristics
  5. Compression Techniques and Tips for a Balanced Mix
  6. Creative Compression: Sculpting Your Sound with Intention
  7. Common Compression Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
  8. Advanced Compression Techniques and Concepts

In each post, we’ll delve into a specific aspect of audio compression, providing in-depth information and practical tips. I’ll also include relevant images, audio examples, and even a simple compressor that you can use right on the page to help illustrate key concepts and techniques.

UREI 1176LN and an LA-2A

As I post each part of the series, I’ll keep this page updated with links, making it easy for you to access and navigate the complete series.

I look forward to guiding you on this journey into the fascinating world of audio compression. Stay tuned for the first installment of the Audio Compression 101 series, and make sure to follow us on IG for the latest updates on new content and resources!

Happy compressing!


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