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[Getting started] Dynamics Processing 101

 
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Nantho Valentine

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1 Posted on 03/16/2015 at 12:15:51
Dynamics Processing 101
This week we'll tackle dynamics processing during mixdown, a very thorny subject if there ever was one...To approach the topic in the best way possible, it's useful to begin with a quick rundown of the concept of dynamics.

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Screaming Match Prod

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2 Posted on 03/17/2015 at 05:52:52
I really dig the analogy with antibiotics. Couldn't agree more.

Mike Levine

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3 Posted on 03/17/2015 at 15:58:00
Ditto that. It's definitely gets the point across very clearly. :-)

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4 Posted on 03/17/2015 at 22:21:54
Don't know about other countries but here in France, we had a national health campaign that stated "les antibiotiques ce n'est pas automatique !" - roughly translated : "antibiotics are not automatic". I really love this punch line and I thought that it was exactly the same thing when it comes to compression ;)

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5 Posted on 03/18/2015 at 08:31:29
Yes indeed. Being a frog myself, I know what you talk about ;)
"Compressors are like antibiotics, don't overuse them!" This sentence made me smile.

On another note : I like the work you did Nantho, especially the way you explained mixing as a canvas. It's a subjective and personal picture you have in mind and that you try to translate through different tools within your DAW or whatever gears you own. Matter of tastes, time and experience to reach the sound you're the only one to hear and which people will love or hate beside.

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6 Posted on 03/19/2015 at 07:22:17
Thanks for the kind words :bravo:

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7 Posted on 03/21/2015 at 20:05:40
i think
that this article wirth nothing
it is just a commentary

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8 Posted on 03/21/2015 at 20:06:12
audioi think
that this article worth nothing
it is just a commentary

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9 Posted on 03/23/2015 at 05:37:36
Quote:
i think
that this article worth nothing it is just a commentary

I'm sorry to hear that you felt that way. I think, however, that the author's admonition about not overusing compressors is a very valuable piece of advice, that we should all keep in mind when mixing.

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10 Posted on 04/14/2015 at 13:04:36
Very informative
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