Compression Masterclass

Although a compressor and a limiter are the fundamentals of any producer’s processing locker, they are also one of the most misunderstood and misguided processes out there. The internet is overflowing with articles explaining the characteristics and settings of limiters and compressors, yet when we check the forum threads and blog comments out there the same questions are being asked over and over again. Why is this happening?

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Pimp My Orchestra – High Strings

When you listen to violins or violas being played live, there are very many nuances going on in the high frequencies. These subtle noises are a result of the bow touching the strings. In most recordings these noises are lacking, which results in a muffled sound that is not very enjoyable to listen to. Therefore, there are many different ways to improve your sound.

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Insight: 1-Bit Symphony

Tristan Perich’s 1-Bit Symphony is an electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip. Though housed in a CD jewel case like his first circuit album (1-Bit Music 2004-05), 1-Bit Symphony is not a recording in the traditional sense; it literally “performs” its music live when turned on.

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Interview: Ryan Leach

Award winning composer Ryan Leach’s music has been heard on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and MTV. He has scored eleven feature films including Pastor Shepherd starring Danny Trejo (Robert Rodriguez’s Machete), Serbian film Skinning co-starring Bojana Novakovic (M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil), and Anacapa by writer/director Nicholas Tolkien.

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