Add Weight and Consistency to the Sounds of Your Mix with Parallel Compression

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Welcome back to another episode of our video tutorial series co-created by Berklee Online and Avid. In this 9-part series, Organizing and Mixing Your Sessions in Pro Tools, I’ll be teaching you techniques used by professional engineers. If you like this tutorial series, you might find the in-depth curriculum of my Berklee Online course, Mixing & Mastering with Pro Tools even more valuable.

Are you looking to get a ‘bigger’ sound out of your recording? In this week’s video, we’re going to look at parallel compression to add weight and consistency to some of your sounds in a mix. This tried and true technique can work on anything from entire drum kits to vocal sounds.

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I am a professor in Berklee College of Music's Synthesis and the Music Production and Engineering Departments, and a composer, audio engineer, educator and multi-instrumentalist. I currently teach Berklee Online's 12-week online courses Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools.