Vocal Compression Primer

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This lesson shows you how to use multiple compressors on your vocal tracks. It includes basic tuition on what compressors do and how to use them, followed by a detailed description of how to use two compressors on your vocal track to smooth out the vocal and get it to sit in the track well.


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About Jay Stapley

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