Electronic Music Session 6: The Arcane Art of Compression

Wikipedia defines audio compression as: "Dynamic range compression (DRC) or simply compression reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds by narrowing or "compressing" an audio signal's dynamic range."

Sounds simple enough, compressors act as automated volume knobs with the purpose of adjusting the dynamic range of an audio signal.

However, anyone that’s tried to use these ultra-important processors in their production has likely found the process confusing or ineffective. It also doesn’t help that there are literally thousands of hardware and software options, each with their own character and function. Compression is one of the most misunderstood aspects of producing music. Electronic Music Sessions volume 6 exclusively covers all aspects of audio compression hardware and software.

Sam Pool and Ableton Certified Trainer Ryan Origin will be explaining the various creative and functional ways to use compressors in your music, and will feature the brand-new ProC2 compressor from FabFilter. Attendees will learn how to process drums, bass, leads, busses and entire mixes using compressors.

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Up Next - Electronic Music Production
  • What is Compression?
  • Basic & Advanced usage
  • Flavor vs. Function
  • Hardware vs Software
  • FabFilter Pro-C2
Date(s) Oct. 13
Day(s) Tue  
Time(s) 7 pm to 10 pm
Location Los Angeles Center Studios
Course Fee $100

Guest Artist


Sam Pool is a prolific and talented Electronic Music Producer, with experience creating everything from pop and bass music to the most intense D&B around under his various monikers.

His current projects include SPL and Champagne Drip, and his wealth of knowledge from across the production spectrum will be made available to those in attendance at EMS3.


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