Compression 101, A Great Beginners’ Compression Tutorial On DOA Grid


Compression 101 by endquoth is the kind of tutorial I wish I had access to back when I was trying to figure out how compressors actually work. It covers the topic from a drum n bass producer’s point of view, taking a somewhat less technical route and offering just the kind of insight that most beginner EDM producers will probably appreciate.

One of the illustrations from Compression 101.

One of the illustrations from Compression 101.

Apart from being an interesting read, it also offers a set of great illustrations which will help you visualize what actually happens to your sounds as you apply more compression. Recommended for anyone struggling with this important aspect of music production!

The article also recommends using s(M)exoscope, a neat freeware oscilloscope VST plugin by Bram@SmartElectronix. I second that one, and would also like to point out another freeware alternative, the great Oszillos Mega Scope by Benjamin Shulz.

Thanks to endquoth for his great effort on creating this tutorial!


Compression 101 On DOA Grid: click here
Download Smexoscope: click here
Download Oscilozs megascope: click here

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


    • bedroomproducers


      hmm, i’ve checked it again and the link works fine for me. have you tried following the one in the links section below the article?

    • bedroomproducers


      well yeah DOA has been upgraded recently, but the new forum is very slow and people often complain about it. so it’s probably a server issue, I’m sure the link will work for you at some point. ^^

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