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Year 10 lesson on Compression

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Compression

  1. 1. BTEC Music Technology Unit 9 Assignment 10 - Mix it Compression
  2. 2. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>To understand Compression </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to explain what compression does to recorded sound </li></ul><ul><li>To locate online tutorial movie </li></ul><ul><li>To add compression to your mix in Logic </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is compression? Look at this picture. There are ‘people’ of different sizes
  4. 4. What is compression? Now look at how they have been squished to fit. Imagine this as sound.
  5. 5. So what is it? What is Compression? Compression reduces a dynamic range. In other words you can squish the dynamic range into set boundaries Why do we need it? - no sudden loud noises for the listener (don’t want damaged ear drums or any nasty shocks) - ensures all sounds (incl. very quiet ones) can be heard - gives you more control over the volumes in the mix
  6. 6. Compression <ul><li>Look at this sound wave. </li></ul><ul><li>A red line has been drawn to show the level of compression to be added. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw what happens to the wave </li></ul>
  7. 7. The compression window
  8. 8. Compression Tutorial

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