Groove3 Secrets of Creative Compression TUTORIAL
Studio wiz Thomas Cochran brings you in-depth compression video tutorials! Once you know what a compressor is and how it works, it’s time to go deeper and learn how this vital processing tool can transform your tracks into fine, polished works of art, or ooze with vibe and character. To help you on your creative compression learning journey, this tutorial series includes the audio files used in the videos so you can follow along on your system. These videos are for those who already know what a compressor is and how it works. If you don’t, no worries! Check out Compression Explained® here, then come back here for some creative techniques.
The videos are shot in Ableton Live, but the info appeals to any DAW, as the videos are about using compressors creatively, not the DAW. Thomas uses some great 3rd party compressors in addition to the stock compressor in Ableton Live, including:
Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3
Purple Audio 77
Xfer Records OTT (Free Plugin)
Fab Filter Pro-MB
Izotope Vintage Tape
The info you learn here can be applied to any other stock or 3rd party compressor, so don’t worry if you don’t have these specific compressor plug-ins. You can even apply the techniques to hardware compressors!
Just some of the compression practices you’ll learn are; using a 1176 type plug-in as a distortion effect on bass, using a tape emulation plug-in as a compressor, utilizing multiple parallel compressors on a vocal for a tight compression sound, implementing both an 1176 & LA-2A type plug-ins on vocals for dynamic and smooth compression, compressing reverb & delays, parallel distortion on drums, how to setup up compressors when tracking and how it can benefit your performances and recordings, and much, much more.
To see what these comprehensive compression tutorials show you, and how they’ll open up a whole new sonic world for your tracks and productions, check out the individual compressor video tutorial descriptions on this page. Discover how compression, when used creatively and sometimes unorthodoxly, can produce amazing results on your audio… Watch “Secrets of Creative Compression” today!