Masterclass-Compression & Gates491
If you've been looking to the absolutely BEST training on the planet for Compression, Limiting and Noise Gates...you've found it! Over 3 hours of Premium Training on all things to do with dynamic processing.
While I cover these subjects in our Ultimate Home Recording School and Ultimate Live Sound School, this course is for you maniacs who want to know it ALL :) The knowledge and examples in this course are of the caliber that you would find taught in high end $30,000 a year sound schools like Berklee and Full Sail.
Basic Compression Example
Sidechain Routing (Dance Music Example and Announcement Ducking)
Variety of Dynamics Processors
History of Dynamics Processors
Compressors, Limiters & Gates
Detection & Gain Reduction
Example: Matching Levels of Sidestick and Snare
Threshold, Ratio & Makeup
Attack & Release Times
Example: Shaping a Tom Sound
Example: Guitars & Bass
RMS vs Peak Metering
Explanation of Noise Gates
Background Noise Gating Example
Example: Noisy Guitar
Example: Gating Drums
The Main Channel Types
In the Hardware World
In the Software World
Example: Dance Music Pad
Example: Ducking Vocal Announcement
Example: De Essing
TYPES OF COMPRESSORS
Pop Quiz of multiple Compressors
DYNAMIC PROCESSORS IN ACTION
...Male Vocal 1
...Male Vocal 2
...Male Vocal 3
...Female Vocal 1
...Female Vocal 2
...Female Vocal 3
...Split Vocal Example
RMS vs. Peak Metering
Geek Math Section ;)
Once again David knocks it out of the Ball Park with his detailed training!! We used to run away from Compression & Gates as much as possible as we thought it robbed certain tone qualities thus making it harder to record the tunes with the sound we were use to. Wrong again. This Class shows how much it actually improves the tone qualities as we have learned now by doing it the right way. The only thing better than these courses would have been working side by side with you in person over the years!! Thanks again David.
With this course that phrase should never happen to anyone again. The nuts and bolts of compressors and gates are expertly and thoroughly covered in this course. It is a must for any musician to understand these two wonderful pieces of kit. The creative uses of gates is also a bonus that makes this course a great package tied up in a pretty bow. Thanks again Dave!!
Been doing live sound and recording since early 70's. Thought I would actually learn about what I have been just playing around with for years.
Thought I had a handle on gates and compressors! Turns out I had misunderstood a lot of what I had read and seen from so called YouTube experts. Thanks David for putting me straight. The course is well structured, logical and brilliantly explained, as are all David’s courses.
Amazing help understand where I should place my threshold and how to utilize the result of the knobs
Being a music teacher myself, I know how important it is to make my music lessons clear, informative and enjoyable. David delivers all of theses and more. The masterclasses are friendly and at a good tempo so everything is understood. Very impressive.
Great jobs for putting this course together.
The Masterclass’s are great, helpful and provide useful information.
I thought I had a pretty good understanding of compression but after taking this class, I couldn't wait to go back to my mixes and apply what I learned, with amazing results! As always, David has a way of explaining complex subjects in simple terms that anyone can understand.
I have watched about the first 50 minutes of this course. David walks you through compression with a patient, detailed and a practical explanation of the basic concepts behind it without being overly technical you get to watch over David s shoulder, you get to see the faders and dials being adjusted and can hear the difference for yourself in the numerous course examples.I thought I was using it right until I watched this course. David pointed out the subtleties of using compression which I obviously hadn t grasped up until that point. I was using a few presets and tending to squash the life out of my audio and making it all sound the same. By using the threshold and the attack more creatively I can now find a bite point and let more of the loud stuff through before the compressor kicks in. Result? More natural dynamics without being too loud overall. It makes all the difference!It s very easy to recommend this course. David has a great teaching style, being both informal and entertaining whilst being able to get the message across. He makes this stuff both easy to understand and fun at the same time. Thank goodness for that!