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Art of Audio Recording - Dynamics

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Learn the art and science of compression, limiting and expansion in this deep listening course by the engineers at Singing Canary and Modern World Recording...
So what are dynamics anyway? What's the difference between peak and average loudness and why does it matter? Well, if you're looking to understand dynamics processors, from compressors, limiters to expanders, look no further. In this multi-tutorial, hands-on course, you'll not only get an understanding of the science of loudness but you'll dive right in and get to listen to how dynamics processors work in your music.

As engineers and producers, it always comes down to deep listening and being able to distinguish subtle changes in the sound as different effects are applied. That's where this course really shines. Built into most every tutorial are sections where you can watch the trainer change settings without any talking. It's just you and your ears processing and applying everything you've learned! You'll see and hear how slight changes in the threshold, ratio, knee, attack, decay and make-up gain can completely change how an individual track or an entire mix is perceived.

Table of contents:

1. Introduction
2. What Is A Compressor?
3. Compressor Controls - Part 1
4. Compressor Controls - Part 2
5. Sidechaining
6. Peak vs. RMS
7. Stereo Linking
8. Types Of Compressor
9. Drum Processing Kick & Snare - Part 1
10. Drum Processing Kick & Snare - Part 2
11. Processing Overheads & Room Mics
12. Fast Distorted Rock Bass
13. Slower Clean Bass
14. Dynamic Vocal Recording - Part 1
15. Dynamic Vocal Recording - Part 2
16. Multiband Compression
17. Parallel Compression
18. Mix Bus Compression
19. Limiting
20. Gating
21. Expander