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Equipping Your Home Recording Studio - A free download from Audio Masterclass

An Introduction to Equalization - A free download from Audio Masterclass

An Introduction to Compression: Basic Compression - A free download from Audio Masterclass

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How to increase the subjective loudness of a recording by compression.

Compressing a signal always makes it seem louder because the quiet sections are raised in level while (usually) the peaks remain the same.

In days gone by, this was considered sufficient.

Now, however, we demand even higher subjective levels.

By David Mellor Saturday April 5, 2003