Compressors: The Essentials
In the compressors training, the audio engineer, Jeff Dykhouse has addressed various advantages and dropouts of both the hardware as well as software compressors. It is a process which maneuvers the dynamic range of various audio signals in order to achieve uniform and reliable sound effects by altering the perceived level of volume. This training module will help you in understanding their use and compressor management, you will be able to make your vocals different from the nearby instrumentation. Your percussion and drums will appear as if they have more sustained sound and your guitars will be able to provide a fuller feel. Since the amount and type of the compression mainly depends on the type of signal of audio being processed at that moment, the compressors training outlines ways in which the compressor controls affect the manipulation of audio signal.
You will be able to see and hear that different types of compressors affect varied instruments and helps in music creation. The different types of compressor software’s include Bomb Factory LA-2A, Digirack Compressor II, Waves SSL E Channel, McDSP MC2000 Multiband Digirack Compressor III, Digidesign Smack!, Bomb Factory 1176, and Drawmer GCL. The main hardware compressors include Aphex Compellor, Smart Research C2, Teletronix LA-3A, dbx 160x, Behringer Tube and Composer T1952.