In this mini review we take a look at Producertech’s Complete Guide To Compression…
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It’s the essential but often abused process of compression. This online course lasts a little over an hour and is divided into nine modules that can be streamed from the Live-Courses.com website. Rob Jones begins with an overview of compressor basics, before moving on to cover attack and release, sidechaining, multiband and mix buss compression, de-essing, and working with kicks and vocals.
Although everything is taught using the excellent visual feedback of Ableton Live’s built-in compressor and analyser, all skills are fully transferable to any DAW. It’s wonderfully concise and easy to follow, ideal for those looking to learn the fundamentals