Title

Using compressors and limiters

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Disc Makers Blog

ISSN

2572-6803

Publication Date

2-25-2011

Abstract

For many recording musicians, the compressor presents an enigma. Most of us know that compressors and their more specialized cousins, limiters, are used to control the dynamic range of an audio track or mix. But exactly how do they work, and how can you use them to the greatest advantage? We provide a brief overview, and head into the studio and see how the use of a compressor can help the recording process.