Why would anyone need to buy an EQ plugin? Every DAW already has an EQ included, right? Compressors too. Why pay more for a compressor that has basically the same functions? There are a few good reasons, and we’re going to find out what they are. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make professional mixes with only stock plugins. Let’s talk about the situations in which you might choose stock over third party or third party over stock. This is… Stock Plugins vs. 3rd Party Plugins! Let the battle commence!
Compression can be one of the hardest things to get your head around when learning how to mix. But it doesn’t have to be. I’m going to demonstrate in a slightly unorthodox way, how to get your head around the main functions of a compressor. I’ll go through threshold, ratio, attack and release in a way that helped me a whole lot when I was learning.