Have you been wondering about the differences between the types of compressors in your plugin folders? FET, VCA, MU, Optical... these are the types we see, and all have very different characteristics.
In this pureMix.net exclusive, Andrew Scheps dives into the topology of compressors and explains the uniquities in how each operates and the overall effect on their sonic signature.
See how Andrew Scheps:
Explains the main controls of compressors
Explains how compressors work once the threshold is exceeded
Discusses how feed forward and feed back compressors work
Dissects the difference between the 4 types of compressors
Explains how each of the compressors has unique quirks in their operation
Explains what happens in "all buttons in" mode on an 1176
Runs through each of the compressors on pianos, vocals, drums, and full mixes and gives a detailed explanation of what he is hearing
Demonstrates how you can alter the behavior of a compressor with sidechain EQ
Check out the iZotope Blog Article mentioned in the video here
Join Andrew Scheps and learn the operational and sonic subtleties of each type of compressor. Only on pureMix.net
grooveon •Thursday, September 14, 2023
Thanks for the explanation in a simply way...
emmbcult •Thursday, July 13, 2023
Jaap •Saturday, March 25, 2023
Thanks Andrew, no just educational but also inspiring and entertaining (in a good way)
primetime.r •Saturday, March 25, 2023
These videos are also so important to develop a taste instead of knowing how something technical works. Also the SSL video from Fab.. it ensures that your focus is not only going to hard and loud bright or dark.. but also whether you are kicking the bass out of the bass.. it's the balance of salt and pepper and sweet and salty but that you can also use salt to make the sweet taste stand out a bit more... then learn again that our brains like to play with us before we make a decision, and then you actually have to know that again you can fall back on your own taste and know that your taste changes over time and certainly also developed through PrueMix ;-)
Jaumecg •Thursday, December 8, 2022
"...the master of the masters of compression, and that's what everybody wants to be" Awesome test with one of the most pedagogical top engineers in the world. Thanks so much Andrew!
alex.alb •Friday, November 25, 2022
Andrew, shouldn't this vid's title be "Audio engineer reacts to an article from izotope"? Don't get me wrong, I like your comments but my man...
email@example.com •Monday, November 21, 2022
first video after subscribing - wow! definitely gonna try setting the threshold/input higher during quieter parts - kind of like another level of automation to maximize the compression.
jairokbr •Saturday, November 19, 2022
sou do brazil e sinto falta das legendas nos videos para que nos assinantes brasileiros possa usufluir melhor de todo conteudo. obrigado
audiomaximo •Saturday, November 12, 2022
andrew Scheps como siempre, rompiendola !!
AScheps •Wednesday, November 9, 2022
For those correcting me on Attack times, you are correct, it is how long it takes to get to the ratio you've set, not to start compressing. I obviously mis-spoke and didn't catch it in the edit. Thanks for pointing that out!
surtronomer •Wednesday, November 9, 2022
You guys are great no doubt, but I’m super disappointed that there’s no mention of diode bridge compressors. I believe they’re a type of FET. Guess I’ll have to do more research on my own. Thanks PureMix. Great content as always.
Camundongo •Sunday, October 30, 2022
Is it possible by subtitles (french, spanish or portuguese) please?
Thanks ; )
Jimi Lloyd-Wyatt •Thursday, October 20, 2022
Cool video, however my understanding was that Attack times aren't "how long before the compressor starts working" but rather 'how long it takes for the full ratio to be imparted onto the signal once the threshold has been met'. What this means is that the compressor will start compressing as soon as the threshold has been met, but it will impart all of its 4dBs or 10dBs of compression over the duration of "X" milliseconds. It doesn't mean that the compressor "waits around" for 15ms before it does something, that would require a really complex delay unit in the pre digital days.
Mr Rambolini •Friday, October 7, 2022
So educational - Truly grateful. Thank you Andrew and Puremix!
Trevor Nokes •Monday, October 3, 2022
Superbly educational for the ears. Excellent as usual from Andrew.