Dynamic Processors Explained


Learn the theory of dynamic processors and the effect their parameters have on your audio. Develop your understanding of EQ, time-based effects, modulation effects, and how you can use them practically in your music.

Created By

Rory M

Beginner
Exercise

5 HOURS

5 LESSONS

Dynamic Processors Explained

skill-acquisition

Course Overview



Are you baffled by the parameters on a compressor? When you mix, are you heavily reliant on presets? Do you destroy your audio when trying to implement a noise gate? By understanding the theory of dynamic processors and the effect their parameters have on your audio, you will be able to create tight and punchy mixes. This course aims to equip you to approach dynamic processors with new confidence by explaining how they work once and for all. Furthermore, this course provides the fundamental understanding necessary to move on to learning about EQ, time-based effects, modulation effects, and how you can use them practically in your music. This course is open to students of all levels, whether they are just starting out or looking to gain more experience and a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Course Content



7 LESSONS

3.5 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

What Is a Compressor?

30 minutes

Lesson 2

A Walkthrough of the Controls: Threshold, Ratio, Knee and Make Up Gain

30 minutes

Lesson 3

A Walkthrough of the Controls Part II: Attack, Release and Limiting

30 minutes

Lesson 4

What Is a Noise Gate?

30 minutes

Lesson 5

A Walkthrough of the Controls: Threshold, Hold, Attack and Release

30 minutes

Lesson 6

What Is an Expander?

30 minutes

Lesson 7

A Walkthrough of the Controls: Threshold, Ratio, Knee, Attack and Release

30 minutes

Key Skills


Critical Listening

Analysing Audio

Computing

Music Production

Educator


Rory M

Specialist Music Educator

Rory has years of experience in providing live and online lessons. He is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher, and this teaching style means his learners feel supported and have fun.