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Compression - Part 5 (Glue)

Lesson 23 from: Music Production in Logic Pro X: Vocal Mixing Essentials

Tomas George

Compression - Part 5 (Glue)

Lesson 23 from: Music Production in Logic Pro X: Vocal Mixing Essentials

Tomas George

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23. Compression - Part 5 (Glue)

<b>In this lesson, we will show you how to make vocals sit better in the mix using Logic Pro's compressor.</b>
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Compression - Part 5 (Glue)

Hi. In this video, I just wanna integrate everything we talked about in the last few videos with the compressor cos what we did was we looked at threshold ratio makeup and then attack release and then knee and I used aggressive settings to demonstrate how those different things affect the sound. But what I want to do now is just integrate all of it and dial in some gentle compression on this vocal to help it sit in the mix a bit better. So I'm just gonna go ahead and do that, gonna switch over to meter here. I generally prefer looking at this see in the top ST the of the so um with bodies with binding energy is nothing quite like you. So the top start the of the. So there we go. So this is very gentle compression. My ratio is at 1.5 to 1 that's normally where I start and then I dial down the threshold and then I adjust the attack to let the consonants pop through. So it doesn't sound like it's clamping down on the vocals too much. But it is compressing the body of the notes that he's s...

inging the release is minimizing the amount of sort of pumping and swelling that's happening as an effect of the compression. Like I demonstrated in the attack and release video when the release is too fast, there can be some audible pumping in the compression. So I've dialed that up to about 100 milliseconds and that's really, really helping the compression be quite transparent. And when I say transparent, I mean, not be obvious or sound like it's being compressed, it just sounds like it's tight and dynamically consistent in the mix. Thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next video.

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