How To FINALLY Understand Compression

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Compression is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal when mixing music but not fully understanding the in’s and outs of how a compressor works can make the difference between a great mix, and hours lost in frustration.


If the concept of how a compressor works and why you even need one in the first place has always been confusing to you, this video will clear things up once and for all.


Join me as I do a deep dive into understanding the basic parameters of a compressor, their respective functions, and how they can be used in real world examples.


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About Aaron Cloutier

I will create a full production from your rough song ideas. I am a multi-instrumentalist, singer, guitarist, bassist, drum programmer, and a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. My genres of expertise include Metal, Rock, Pop, and Alternative. Take a listen to my tracks. Each performance was tailored to my client's specifications. Past clients include: Korora Audio, Redwirez, Ugritone, Ill Nino, Sir Christopher Lee. About me: I work with audio-based companies, established artists, and up and coming independent bands. How I work: Typically, I prefer to work by myself at home if I’m working on something like creating an entire song from scratch. That way, I am able to get into my own headspace and focus on bringing the best to your music without losing sight of the vision. In the case of being in the studio with a full band on bigger projects, for example, I am more than happy to collaborate with other musicians, listen to feedback, take direction and come to a mutual understanding of what’s best for the song. Communication is key in either scenario. I can come up with multiple ideas if left to my own devices but to ensure that I get you exactly what you’re after, it’s all in the details. The more detail that’s given in your initial email description about your project, the better it helps me to serve you.