Tutorial: Audio mastering in Cubase 5: Parallel Compression

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpXcpmf-0Lw&w=425&h=349]

Hey everyone. Today i had a spare hour so I decided to record a tutorial on parallel compression in mastering. This is a very simple process, but it has a big impact on your sound. This is a short introduction into the benefits of parallel compression, the possibilities are endless, so I hope this tutorial can help someone with their mastering or mixing.

While i find this way to be the most simple to explain the concept of parallel compression, please note that there are actually a few ways to set this up: you can also use a send for example.

Time and time again I find parallel compression useful, be that in mixing individual instruments or bus compression, or mastering. But like anything, it takes time, patience and practice to actually get good results, try not to over do it.

I used Camtasia to record the screen capture, and a zoom h2 portable recorder to record the narration.

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