Multiband Compression Basics

Compression is one of the most commonly used (and misunderstood) audio processing techniques in modern recording. Simply put, compressing an audio track reduces the dynamic range between its loudest and quietest parts, thus creating a perceived increase in overall volume.

Multi-band compressors, often found on the mastering chain, allows for even further manipulation by applying varying levels of compression to different sets of frequencies.

Wanna learn creative ways to apply multi-band compression into your tracks? Go deeper with this in-depth guide from iZotope, creaters of the popular mastering software Ozone, over on

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