Learn advanced compression techniques in order to process and compress your vocal track.
Fab discusses how to compress a vocal track without ruining it.
Chapters: -Concept and workflow setup -Standard Avid Compressor -Threshold vs Ratio -Attack vs release -Low level passages handling -Automation vs compression
The attached zip file contains the stereo instrumental and raw vocal tracks of the song.
Please download it and import the files in the DAW you use to make music (any software will do really!) This way, you can improve your mixing skills and transparently compress this vocal track using your own compressor.
This video is part of our ultimate compression bundle. Check it out!
Daniel1001 •Friday, March 24, 2023
lassi.eronen •Tuesday, April 19, 2022
This the best demonstration of vocal compression I've seen because it translates the various compressor settings into musical terms that you can weigh against. Also the selection of the vocal stem was the perfect to demonstrate this effect, so I think the lesson is so good because you actually selected a very dynamic vocal performance in a genre where finding that right level of compression is very important.
can •Thursday, January 20, 2022
Hello, I have some synchronization problems with this video and some others... the audio does not go with the image and the subtitles... any suggestions?
lonnekekruisbergen •Saturday, October 16, 2021
Great tutorial, thanks so much Fab!
ezporcelain •Monday, July 13, 2020
Great video, thank you! One thing I'd like to know: at 14:30 you say you'd rather automate the gain instead of changing the threshold (which would affect the whole track), but you aren't changing the gain, but automating it :) Meaning, why wouldn't you automate the threshold then (or ratio)? I understand - it might cause some clicks, but the "rectangle" automation can do it too (probably not haha). I just want to know if I can really automate the compressor parameters - there's a possibility to do it, but it isn't clear if they mean us to do it. Thank you:)
Khoman •Friday, May 1, 2020
la relation entre les différents paramètres est peut être difficile a comprendre notamment entre le résultat voulu et les techniques pour y arriver, ici il n y a pas de magic setting, juste ce qu'il faut comprendre ! et merci :)
JPMBass •Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Travail incroyable et merci!
chiren •Sunday, January 27, 2019
The second video I watched on Puremix. And again it makes my life so much easier. Thanks Fab!!
audiomaximo •Sunday, January 13, 2019
FAB IS THE BEST!
talat •Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Edouard Philippe •Thursday, July 26, 2018
that video is best!!! the "base level part of the track" is what all other compression videos and many other courses lack. Knowing what part of the vocal or a track I should not compress make life so much easier for me. trust me, PureMix purify my compression skill. Great Job Fab and Thanks a lot.
mike.p •Monday, January 15, 2018
I really want you to know that watching these videos have done something special, and is that you have not only learnt me to listen, but more importantly to feel the music and go by feel
And having to learn to feel, I know understand exactly what to do when compressing vocals, etc
same with choosing vocal takes, I no longer look for the perfect pitch and timed comp, but instead feel for the one that triggers my emotion
I used to always follow rules, and when mixing drums, I always was careful with the drums, and peaks etc, so my mixes were pretty flat, but now, I crave a dynamics
tomas.darthes •Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Very clear the way Fab explains how each parameter affects a musical quality of the tone.
Jonathanbminor •Friday, March 31, 2017
Thank you Fab !!
LSDXERXES •Sunday, March 26, 2017
Thank U for this, Fab! Wish there are more tutorials about Jazz recording and mixing.