You'll learn how to:

  • Use compression to shape your sounds

    Want to make a sound punchier? Softer? Rounder? Sharper? Matthew shows you how to shape sounds with effective compression settings and techniques.

  • Use compression to manipulate tone

    Hear before and after examples on various instruments and voices to learn how compression can make a sound appear brighter, darker, closer, distant, etc.

  • Use compression to control dynamics

    Want louder vocals? More controlled bass? Punchier drums? More attack and less sustain for an instrument? We'll teach you how to hear it and do it.

  • Set the perfect attack and release times

    We'll teach you how to set goals, listen critically, and shape the envelope of various sounds using effective and musical attack and release settings.

  • Take advantage of parallel compression

    Learn how you can fine-tune a sound or groups of instruments by blending in heavy processing with the dry signal to create the perfect blend.

  • Know which type of compressor to use

    FET, VCA, Optical and more. Learn about the many different types of compressors and limiters including their history and ideal applications.

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Overview

Mixing with Compression

Learn how to:

  • Use compression to shape sounds in your mix
  • Manipulate tone and dynamics with a compressor
  • Learn how, why and when to use parallel compression
  • Increase perceived loudness and intimacy of a vocal
  • Hear various compressor settings on multiple sources
  • Learn how to set the perfect attack and release times

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We're confident these videos will help you, but we want you to be absolutely satisfied. If within 30 days you’re unhappy for any reason, simply email us and we’ll give you a full refund.

Other tutorials and a discounted bundle

Mixing Hip-Hop

Mixing Hip-Hop
  • Mixing Rap Vocals: Essentials
  • Mixing Rap Vocals 2: Advanced
  • Mixing Hip-Hop Beats
  • Home mastering tips
  • Multitracks for practice

Mixing EDM

Mixing EDM
  • Mixing the drops
  • Smoother transitions
  • Bigger synths
  • More powerful drums
  • Interview with Chris Athens

Complete Bundle

All Tutorials (23+ Hours)
Complete Bundle
  • Mixing with EQ
  • Mixing EDM
  • Mixing Hip-Hop (+ Drum Samples)
  • Mixing with Compression
  • Mixthru Tutorials (all of them)

Mixing with EQ

Mixing EDM
  • Balancing sounds
  • Shaping tone
  • Blending elements
  • Enhancing clarity
  • Special effects
About Matthew Weiss

Matthew Weiss is a Grammy nominated and Spellemann Award winning audio engineer from Philadelphia.

Matthew has mixed a lot of records, including songs for Snoop, Sonny Digital, Ronnie Spector, Gorilla Zoe, J-Son, Uri Caine, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development, 9th Wonder, !llmind & more.

Matthew has also been a featured guest speaker at Cornell University, ProStudio Live, SXSW and more.

We’re excited to share the mixing techniques Matthew has developed over the years, and our goal is to help you elevate the quality of all your mixes and productions no matter what circumstances or gear you're working with.

In addition to these courses, Matthew also writes articles for The Pro Audio Files and we encourage you to check those out. Of course, email us if you have any questions.

Mixing EDM Tutorial