Understanding compression, limiting, gating and expanders.
Audio Dynamics, an important part of any recording, but how, when and why do you use dynamic processors, a compressor, limiter, expander or gate?
More important, what do they do to the music that you have recorded?
There is a real art to applying dynamics to your mix, and as with any art, it can be learnt and mastered, but it will take time and understanding.
Understanding dynamics and what they can do for your music is what this page and the links from this page will help you achieve.
As an overview for this page I have separated the types of dynamics into four.
Here is a brief explanation of each dynamic.
Click the following links for the how, when and why you use a compressor,limiter,expander or gate?