All You Ever Wanted To Know About Compression -UPDATED-

I am not a big fan of re-blogging. It just seems like “yeah, me too” and a lazy way out. And I really hate that my very first substantive post on this new site is a re-blog, but lately I have been trying to better understand compression. I have studied some of the greats: Dave Pensado, Chris Lord Alge, and others, who, all to my chagrin, seemed to fall short of the mark in helping me to really understand compression in a clear and concise manner.

However, when a topic is thoroughly explained and little to no improvement can be made on the original author’s efforts, there is simply no need to recreate the wheel. These two blog posts over at Sonic Sense hit the mark for me. The articles are nice, but the two YouTube videos are packed with information. In fact, watch both videos at least 3 times each!  Hopefully you are not as dense as I am (I had to watch them 4 times each just to absorb all the information) and can catch it all really quickly.

So here it is, a disappointing re-blog. But trust me, you won’t be disappointed in the content!

Compression 101

Compression 201

UPDATED with the latest one.

Compression 301

Thanks to Josh Berman at Sonic Sense.

UPDATE 02/16/2015 Aren’t you glad I scour the internet looking for more training material for you?

Courtesy of MixbusTV  The Ultimate Compression Tutorial