An operation that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal, decreasing or increasing the volume of the peaks or valleys.
Compression might be the most effective, but at the same time most misunderstood production technique for most beginning producers. You may know that it’s important, but just throwing down a few compressors and twisting some knobs without any understanding of what you’re doing can be more destructive to your productions than it is helpful.
So I’m here today to help you truly understand compression, how to use compression, and when to use compression. In the video I break down what compression is and how to use Ableton Live's Compressor. If this is your first time learning what compression is and you're a beginner just starting out in Ableton... then you're in the right spot!! Enjoy!