Compression - Science and Application

What is a compressor, how does it work and how do you use it.


Compression is as important as Equalisation and it’s primary objective is to manage the Dynamic Range of Audio. But we have come a long way since the days of using a compressor to manage gains. Compression is now a sculpting tool in its own right. Let me guide you through the workings and use of this wonderful dynamic.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • What are the Features and Functions of a Compressor
  • Side-chaining
  • RMS/Peak
  • Bus Compression
  • Master Bus Compression
  • Linear versus Minimum Phase
  • Timing and Sync
  • Analysis
  • Limiting