WARNING: If you haven’t seen The Fundamentals of Compressors and aren’t familiar with compressor settings in general, we suggest you watch that one first as this tutorial requires a strong working knowledge of compressors.
Multiband compression is a powerful tool that if used incorrectly can instantly destroy a mix and fool you into thinking your mix sounds radio ready when it actually sounds radio flat.
In this tutorial Fab Dupont dives in deep into dark world of multiband compressors and explains the theory behind these beasts while also showing you how and where to apply these techniques to your own mixes.
Learn from Fab’s 4 unique examples:
Removing the boominess from an upright bass
Fixing a poorly recorded singer
Bringing a crushed to death mix back to life
Turning a great mix into a killer master
Watch and learn all the tips and tricks you need to know to be a master of multiband compression.
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belangerjp •Sunday, August 16, 2020
The video was well done. This videos is not only about multiband compressor. It explain how to make bass more focus, talks about expansion... When I purchased the video, I hoped that the video would dig more into it... By the way, if you are looking for someone who will explain you how to fix cross-over frequency in context, it's not the right video.
Tamko •Thursday, June 20, 2019
I had got a question: why do you need MB, if I have never used it for 10 years, and after this video it's not a question for me anymore. Thanks.
But at the same time I feel that now (in 2019) Gullfoss by Soundtheory can do the same job as MB correction for you automatically.
SedrickG •Friday, January 11, 2019
AlexisN7 •Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Merci beaucoup ! Super intéressant comme d'habitude :)
yury.s •Sunday, July 22, 2018
Great Video !!!
Lysandrix •Friday, April 6, 2018
Merci beaucoup Fab....now I know to fix the mud in my low end. I play a lot with deep bass synt sounds and lo fi samplers. I know my mixes get muddied up, but this will keep things in line.
andrelau •Thursday, December 15, 2016
Très intéressant ! Et voila ! :)
Papitafrita1 •Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Thanks! It's amazing that you give some tips for fixing bad recorded things. That's something that a lot of us deal with these days.
rickdrumss •Sunday, July 31, 2016
thank you Fab!! best regards from Chile.
composermikeglaser •Monday, May 30, 2016
I really liked Fab using multi-band compression on a crummy vocal recording, I never really thought to use the tool like that.
Nicola Pulvirenti •Thursday, April 28, 2016
Fab your mixing view is always so inspiring and smart, thanks a lot!
angel72bg •Friday, April 22, 2016
Really, I do expect more,Not deep explain,just basic stuff.For the first time I am not happy.
bari_floydian •Thursday, April 7, 2016
Great tutorial Fab.
Can you please let me know if the Atoms Moved - Lovers Left Behind is available to buy from somewhere?
Really digging the music.
Unfortunately I cannot find any info on the artist and song online..
Thank you and keep on the good work
TheHunter •Monday, April 4, 2016
After watching this video, i went over some tracks I made at home, and applied more multi-band compression at the start of the plugin chains for various individual tracks.
In addition to buss multi-band compression, It really made a difference in how nicely the tracks played with each other, and it seemed a bigger difference vs. just a buss level multi-band compression alone. Do you find that you consistently do a lot of individual track multi-band compression, or do you find it less necessary with higher quality tracking?
Thank you !!
Il Pianista •Saturday, April 2, 2016
A dynamic eq does what Fab says at 5:05 here.
A compressor can be divided into two main circuits: "Detection" and "Gain reduction". The detection circuit monitors the signal and, as soon as the signal passes the given threshold, it must say it to someone. In this case "someone" is the Gain reduction circuit.
In a Dynamic EQ, "someone" is an eq. So "Detection" tells "EQ" when to be active and when not. Not only that, but in a dyn Eq this can be achieved gradually, which makes Dynamic EQs something on their own.
The use is very similar, though.