Adding to the immensely popular 'masterclass series' of videos from Samplecraze is the Compression Masterclass which offers access to 20 videos totalling over 4+ hours and caters for beginners, intermediates and advanced budding producers.
The series kicks off with detailed videos on what a compressor is, how it works and how to use it. This is followed by 'data' videos which cover all the various forms of compression: from downward/upward compression to downward/upward expansion, from feedback compression to negative limiting! The series then enters into the world of 'compressor modes and topologies' and all the major designs are covered, from FET to Vari MU, Opto to Solid State, no stone is left unturned. Multiband compression is explored next and the often-confusing subject of sidechaining is exhaustively explained.
All the data videos are followed by extensive hands-on example videos with emphasis on every process covered in various mix scenarios.
The series ends with focused genre videos on the two major players — EDM and Hip Hop — and how to use compression and limiting when processing various sounds, drums being a prime example. If you have ever wondered how producers achieve the 808 'bounce' or the 909 'cutting through the mix' colours, then you are in for a treat.
Finally, the subject of Mixbus compression is explored with guidance on how to structure compressors for the ultimate 'big sound'.
No video series would be complete without a tips and tricks section and Samplecraze does not disappoint. From general 'good working practices' advice to detailed 'how tos' the Compression Masterclass should fulfill all your needs.
Currently, the Compression Masterclass is being offered with a 20% discount and costs just £19.99.