Most tutorials on compression go something like this:
“Use a slow attack and a quick release on [insert instrument]"
This advice is basically useless…
I’ll explain why—stick with me:
It’s like you’re learning a language… Say you’re ordering a drink at a bar. The bartender only speaks Japanese. So you need help.
Now someone could tell you exactly what to say. And you could repeat it perfectly! Should you be happy? You’re probably not satisfied.
Because you don’t really understand what you said. You just repeated the words. And next time you’re in a different situation—say at a restaurant—you’ll have no clue what to say.
It’s the same with learning compression…
Someone could show you the perfect settings. You could dial them in perfectly, and Boom!—it sounds great.
It’s not gonna help you on your next mix...or even your next insert… because you just copied the specific setting for this one specific channel in this one specific mix.
And here’s the real kicker… You have no concept or system to help you understand HOW to decide which settings to use!
The good news?
There IS a way to learn—and it's easy and fast. Which means you can finally start using compression WITHOUT constantly second-guessing your mix decisions.
You’ll be surprised how simple it is...