Have you ever felt like you’re “supposed” to use compressors in your mix but you just don’t know what to do with them? Welcome to the club.

Compression is not only one of the most confusing effects in your audio tool kit, it’s also the one that can do the most damage to your mix when used incorrectly.

Today I want to begin a new 7 part series about how to mix with compression to pair up with my 7 part EQ series. And to start, I want to share with you the simple truth about compressors: they are nothing more than automated volume faders.

Want to have all of the Compression techniques in this series on hand next time you’re mixing with compressors? – Download my FREE 7-Step Compression Checklist here!