Compression, Mixing, Side Chain Compression, House, Tutorial, Oscilloscope. In the old days, mixing engineers would study the volume meters as they danced along the console. By playing back well-mixed songs, these early pioneers learned how to read proper song dynamics. This skill is invaluable when trying to understand and utilize compression. This article discusses a modern approach to developing the same talent cultivated in the old masters: the ability to create pleasing dynamic compression. For this tutorial you will need:
- A VST Host (Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, Digidesign Protools, etc.)
- S(m)execope VST/AU Oscilloscope. Download S(m)execope for Windows / Mac OS X.