ADSR Sounds has announced Audio Compression, a video tutorial course by SoundMagnus in which you can learn to use compression to tighten, add detail, punch and space to your mix.

In the Audio Compression Techniques Course Soundmagus covers everything from basic compression (where you learn the fundamental principles of audio compression techniques) to how to use multi-band compression on your final mix down.

The basic techniques covered are as follows:

  • Threshold
  • Ratio
  • Attack
  • Release
  • Make-up gain

We then move on to show you how to use these audio compression parameters on sounds like drums and bass.

This will help you to get a wayward sound to sit correctly in the mix.

We show you things like parallel compression (N.Y. compression) for giving your drums extreme punch. Side-chain compression, the old favourite, is fully covered.

You are shown how to use an audio compressor on a group bus for both drums and kick/bass group. There are videos covering multi-band compression.

This is normally used in the mastering arena and is shown being used on a finished (mixed down) track.

The Audio Compression course is available to purchase for $23 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds