New-York based producer and engineer Chris Vandeviver at Brass Palace Recording recently sent me a guest post and accompanying Youtube video tutorial about how to emulate the effect of analog summing using Logic Pro X’s Compressor plugin.
She’s all yours, Chris!
PureMix have released a new compression tutorial, in which Fab Dupont explores the controls of the most talked about processor in music production: the compressor.
First built in 1967, the UREI 1176 is a classic audio compressor designed by renowned American audio engineer, songwriter, producer, and studio designer Bill Putnam (1920–1989). The compressor has been used in countless recordings throughout the decades, and many modern recording studios still use (a revision of) this piece of hardware. If you have DIY (Do It Yourself) blood running through your veins, head over to the Mason Audio website now, to find a magnificent collection of tips on how to build a UREI 1176 FET Compressor clone yourself.
A well known technique for sidechain compression in Logic Pro is this one:
- Put a four to the floor kick on an Audio Track, with no output, like so:
- Insert a Compressor on the track you’d like to be compressed ‘on the beat’, like so:
You probably know the drill by now. When you’re in a real hurry, why not skip the kick programming part entirely?
I bet those little triangles at the bottom of some Logic Pro plugins are often being ignored, which is a shame, especially when it comes to the Compressor.