As you may or may not know, as well as writing for this site I also produce electronic music under the name HUMJUNKIE. I haven’t yet found myself slotted into any one genre and tend to draw on my influences from many different styles of music. One big influence, however, is Drum ‘n’ Bass. Especially the drum part.
In order to improve my game in programming and mixing drums for my own tracks I have been doing some research online to find out what advice is out there. My digging revealed a number of very interesting articles, which I’ll link to at the end of this. Here are the big tips I pulled out and will be sure to apply to my ongoing work. Continue reading
Dynamic compression is one of those concepts in audio that can be difficult to get your head around. I know it took me a long time to fully understand it. This is partially because of the many different types of compressors available, partially because of the terms used like ratio, threshold and make-up gain, and partially because it’s just a bit of a weird idea… making stuff quieter, to make it louder…? How does that work?
Well. Hopefully after watching these five informative videos on compression you’ll know exactly how compression works.
In this video I explain the basics of compression; threshold, ratio, attack, release and gain. I also show compression at work using the Fruity Limiter. Continue reading
In this video I show you how to quickly set up basic sidechain compression in FL Studio using the Fruity Limiter. I’d recommend watching full screen at 1080 resolution. Continue reading