Compression is one of the most misunderstood things by beginning and sometimes even intermediate-level producers. It takes a long time for anyone to start hearing compression and properly using compression. And even when you’re become familiar with main compression techniques – there’re lots of things to learn from mixing and mastering engineers: mid-side compression, multiband, sidechaining etc.
Here’s my top-5 FREE Compression Tutorials I think everyone should watch:
Best compression explanation:
Compression ratios explained:
Parallel / New York style compression:
Multiband compression for vocals: