Sonic Academy Understanding Compressors TUTORIAL

Posted on the 19 June 2021 by Roberto Morelli

Sonic Academy Understanding Compressors TUTORIAL

Sonic Academy Understanding Compressors TUTORIAL

If you ask someone to explain audio compression you’ll often get very different answers from different people. Well, here at Sonic Academy we go right back to basics to nail this subject once and for all so you can finally fully understand it.

We look at how a compressor works, what the main controls are actually doing to your sounds and the different uses of compression before diving into some real-world examples on how to use a compressor to achieve great results in your dynamics.

If you don’t fully understand the “what’s and why’s” of compressors then we’ve got you covered so you have everything you need to help you on your music production journey.


  • Tutorial 01 – Introduction
  • Tutorial 02 – Compressor Types
  • Tutorial 03 – Drums
  • Tutorial 04 – Bus Compression
  • Tutorial 05 – Bass Compression
  • Tutorial 06 – Sidechain Compression
  • Tutorial 07 – Parallel Compression
  • Tutorial 08 – Multiband Compressors
  • Tutorial 09 – Vocals


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