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Compression & Dynamics Master Class

with Graham Cochrane

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About The Class

learn essential mixing concepts.

Use compression and dynamics to their fullest potential.

In the Compression & Dynamics Master Class with Graham Cochrane you’ll learn basic compression concepts and how to apply them. Graham will teach you all about threshold, attack, release, ratio, makeup gain, peak, and RMS and how to control them in your mix. You’ll also learn how to use compression to control levels or use it as an effect.

You already know that compression matters to your mix, learn how to manage it with precision.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Why We Compress

    24:08
  2. 02

    Compressor Controls

    Get an orientation to Graham’s compressor and learn how it functions so you can work with any compressor.

    29:15
  3. 03

    Vocal Compression

    30:35
  4. 04

    Glue Your Mix Together

    36:58
  5. 05

    That Upfront Vocal Sound

    33:12
  6. 06

    Fatter Drums : Fast Attack Settings

    19:54
  7. 07

    More Energy in Acoustic Instruments

    14:36
  8. 08

    Louder Mixes: Master Buss Limiter

    20:08
  9. 09

    Louder Mix Questions

    31:27
  10. 10

    Parallel Compression

    28:48
  11. 11

    Popular Compressor Plugins

    25:06
  12. 12

    The Loudness War

    07:59
  13. 13

    General Questions about Compression

    15:45

Meet Your Expert

Graham Cochrane

Graham Cochrane is a freelance recording and mix engineer living in Tampa, Florida and founder of TheRecordingRevolution.com.As a lifelong singer/songwriter and musician, his passion for recording and mixing has grown from the bedroom studio, to university (where he studied audio ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Bruno Motta

    Bruno Motta

    January 2015

    BIG FAN of Graham ... BIG FAN of The Recording Revolution ... Great classes of the most important studio effect of all times ... Tks to Graham, people like me (not a pro engineering, but extremely enthusiastic with recording, mixing and mastering) can work and deliver great materials !!! Seriously, i can't thank you enough !!!

  • Creativelive Student

    December 2015

    THIS IS PERFECT FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME .I STARTED LATE IN TAKING MY SINGING CAREER SERIOUS,SITTING BACK WAITING FOR OTHERS;I AM MORE OF A SINGER/SONGWRITER THAN A PRODUCER OF RIDDIMS;BUT I HAD TO LEARN,BECAUSE I WAS SERIOUS OTHERS WAS NOT,THERE PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP ME WITH ALL THIS STUFF BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS BUSY,THEY HAVE PREFERNCE(POPULAR/NOT POPULAR ARTIST....MUSIC POLITICS,AFTER AWHILE ALL THE WAITING AROUND ,TIME WASTING E.T.C,SO GRAHAM COCHRANE AND THE RECORD REVOLUTION, AND NOW CREATIVELIVE ARE HELPING ME GRAETLY AND I AM ADVANCING AT A GREAT SPEED THANKSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Kevin Thomas

    October 2015

    I don't usually write reviews, but these lessons are an amazing course for people who want to know more about compression. I feel that I have more confidence in my mixing abilities. Thank you very much Graham!

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