When you listen to your mixes in the car, do you have to crank the volume dial up way past usual? Are you a little confused by Compression? You might find this video useful. I cover compression basics, including threshold, ratio and make up gain. Setting a compressor boils down to three steps:

Set your threshold so your input is hitting it.
Set your ratio (1:1 is no reduction, 20:1 is LOTS of reduction).
Add some makeup gain to get to desired volume level.

- See more at: http://www.audiopropellor.com/compression-basics/CompressionBasicsPodcast

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