Pumping and Swelling Compressors

Preparing and Using the Compressor to Pump and Swell any Drum Beat.


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If you listen to old school Hip Hop and Grime you will notice drum beats that Swell and Pump to the rhythm. Let me show you how it’s done.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • Understanding Pump and Swell
  • Timing and Sync
  • Swelling and Pumping Drum Sounds and Beats
  • Threshold and Release Techniques
  • Coloured to Transparency
  • Various Compressor Topologies
  • Pushing and Pulling
  • Warm and Grit
  • Transient Control
  • Side-chain