Compression

Compression Expansion in Mixing – When to Use Expand on a Compressor

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99% of the time when we’re using a compressor plugin, we want to use it in its conventional/typical way, meaning we want to tame peaks and reduce the overall dynamic range. How about that other 1% of the time, or using a compressor’s expansion? Let’s talk what compression expansion is, and when to use expansion […]

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Rap Vocal Compression Settings – The Best Settings to Use

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Like most genres, rap vocals are the focal point of the mix. It’s essential that they’re front and center without sounding over-compressed or squished. With that in mind, I’ve put together this rap vocal compression settings cheat sheet which covers the best settings to use in your next rap mix. Rap Vocal Compression Settings Here

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Parallel Compression Vocals Settings – The Best Settings

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Parallel compression refers to compressing a second instance of a track with extreme settings. When blended in alongside the original “dry” version of the track, the combination has more energy and sounds thicker in the context of the mix. Parallel compression on vocals in particular works well for giving a vocal a bit more presence

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