Using Compression To Make Home Recordings Punchier

Updated On
24-Sep-2016
By
Ken Theriot

compression-pic-1-small1Home recording is capable, in 2016, of producing the same audio quality as pro recording studios. It comes down almost entirely to the knowledge of the people involved.

For example, there are tools like software effects available for free. But if you don't understand how to use these effects, or what they can do to help (or hurt) your audio, then they aren't very useful at all.

But in the hands of people who have some knowledge - and often, not even hard knowledge - effects like compression can take a bland audio recording and really make it sound awesome.

For an idea of what compression is, see my articles:

Should You Use Compression In Audio Recording?

Improve Or Ruin Your Audio With an Effect Called Compression and

Vocal Compression Using Reaper’s ReaComp Effect Plugin

Here is recent post from Audio issues on how to give punch to your mixes - http://www.audio-issues.com/music-mixing/use-your-compressor-effectively-to-create-punchier-mixes/

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