Tag Archives: Compression

Pro Audio: Attack & Release – How to Compress a Snare Drum

In this article, we will explore how you can use a compressor to create unique snare sounds from the exact same source material. From short and tight to long and resonant, we’ll learn (and hear) how you can use different combinations of attack and release settings to get the sound you’re going for.

Pro Audio Mastering

Pro Audio: Mastering Audio 101

What is mastering, why is it important, and what is the process like? In this installment of Pro Audio, we'll take a broad look at the dark art that is "mastering" audio. The Mastering Suite at Engine Room Audio By...

Pro Audio: The Best Plugins – Compression

Pro Audio: The Best Compressor Plugins

In this Pro Audio Series article, I'll introduce you to a few popular hardware compressors along with my favorite plugin emulations. Almost every plugin in this post is available as a demo, so don't just take my word for it. I'd recommend that you download them all and compare them to see if one stands out for you. Whether you're an experienced engineer or just getting started, this is all about personal taste. There's a lot to digest here, so let's dive right in.

How to Correctly Pronounce “GIF”

I'm on a crusade, so I'll get right to the point. GIF is pronounced like the peanut butter. Jif. It's understandable that one might be tempted to entertain a hard "G" sound considering that GIF is an acronym for "Graphics...

Tech 101: Zipping (Compressing) Files and Folders on the Mac

Back in the ancient days, hard drives were small, floppy disks were plentiful, and email systems choked on attachments larger than a few hundred kilobytes (KB). Fortunately, some geniuses figured out a way to compress the data in files into...