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"Compression DOESN’T have to be a huge mystery."

In just a few hours I can help you get
fantastic results with compression.

Dear Home Studio Owner,

Let’s face it, compression can be a huge source of frustration. How many times have you spent hours trying to compress track, only to walk away, scratching your head, wondering why it doesn’t sound better?

I’ve been there, and you should know that you don’t have to stay there. After many hours and countless cups of coffee, I have learned how to use compressions effectively, and I want to help you learn this valuable mixing skill.

I’ll shoot straight with you. I’m making an offer to you today. Understanding Compression isn’t free, but I believe the training you’ll receive will be far more valuable than the price you’ll pay. In fact, with a little practice, you can go from hating compression to loving it and wielding it to get great results.

Do any of these describe you?

  • You sometimes wonder if the track sounded better before you started compressing it.
  • You grab compressor knobs at random and start twisting, hoping something will sound better.
  • Your mixes are too quiet.
  • Your mixes are too loud.
  • Your mixes don’t sound nearly as full or professional as everyone else’s.
  • You buy more gear (mics, preamps, plug-ins) in an attempt to improve your mixes, but they still don’t sound much better.
  • You want your mixes to sound less like an amateur mix and more like a professional mix.

If so, Understanding Compression can help.

You need a starting point. With Understanding Compression, I will walk you through the compression process. You’ll walk away with a more complete understanding of

  • What compression is
  • What compression sounds like
  • How compression works
  • How to approach compression in a way that gets great results every time.

"I was blown away"

"I ended up purchasing the understanding compression series and watched it this morning. I was blown away by the clear, concise explanations, but most of all by the examples. I already knew all the dials on a compressor and had a good grasp on how they sounded, but you plugging them into your own (excellent) mixes was extremely informative."

Jimmy R., Texas

Who am I?

My name is Joe Gilder. I’m a recording engineer in Nashville, TN. I run the popular home recording website HomeStudioCorner.com, where I help thousands of home studio owners like yourself get better recordings.

What's Included?

Understanding Compression consists of 5 videos (over 2 hours of content). These are high-definition, full-screen, streaming/downloadable videos, where I walk you through everything as if you were sitting with me in my studio.

Video #1 – What is Compression?

This first video sets the stage for Understanding Compression. In this short presentation, I’ll help you understand what compression is an why we use it.

Video #2 – Compressor Tour

It’s easy to sit down in front of a compressor and quickly become overwhelmed by all the knobs and settings. In this video I’ll teach you what each component of the compressor does, and why it’s important.

For example, do you ever use the attack knob on a compressor? It can have a dramatic effect on how the compressor sounds. By adjusting this one knob, you can go from a tight, heavily compressed signal to a punchy, in-your-face signal.

This video alone is worth the price of admission, as I teach you in-depth about every component on the compressor.

Video #3 – Ear Training: What Does Compression Sound Like

The BEST thing you can do to help you master compression is to spend time learning what it actually sounds like. You’d be surprised how much you don’t know about compression.
In this video, I’ll teach you how to use your DAW software as a compression-learning tool.

Compression causes all sorts of interesting things to happen to the audio. In this video you’ll learn what to listen for. With a little ear training, you’ll be able to quickly pick out compression whenever you listen to a mix.

Whether you’re listening to a CD, mp3, or the radio, you’ll soon find yourself saying things like “They used a little too much compression on the acoustic guitar,” and “The lead vocal could use a little more compression to get it to sit in the mix.”

Video #4 – How to Use Compression: A Step-by-Step Approach

Once you’ve mastered ear training, we take the next step. I’ll share with you the step-by-step approach that I use whenever I use compression on anything.
If you master the technique you learn in this video, you’ll be able to walk up to any session and start compressing with confidence, regardless of what instruments you’re mixing.

Video #5 – Real-World Examples

In the final video, we take everything we learned in the first four videos and apply it to several real-world examples. We’ll walk through several different songs, and I’ll show you how to quickly and easily compress various tracks.

“My mixes are sounding better”

Hi Joe,

Just for the record, love your work. I have purchased your video series on EQ and Compression and find your instructional style excellent, very clear, and aimed right at my level. You have given me more confidence and helped me to start to ‘hone’ my approach to mixing. I think my mixes are sounding better, so well done and thanks!

Joshua C.

How Understanding Compression Will Help You

After going through Understanding Compression, you’ll be able to look at almost any compressor, identify all the components, and know how they all work. (No more blindly turning knobs and hoping for the best.)

You’ll approach your own compressor plug-ins with much more confidence. (The more confident you are in yourself, the more confident your clients will be in your ability to produce great recordings.)

You’ll become a faster engineer. (The faster you are, the more work you can accomplish. You’ll finish more albums, and probably make more money.)

Your mixes will sound better. (‘Nuff said.)

Exclusive Bonuses Worth $147!

  • MP3 versions of all the videos listed above - After watching the videos for the first time, you may want to re-listen to the audio in your car, while you workout, etc. So, in addition to the videos, you’ll have access to mp3 audio versions of each of the videos.
  • Understanding Limiters ($49)
  • Understanding Gates & Expanders ($49)
  • How to Maximize Volume With Compression ($49)

Ready to Tackle Compression?
Order Now for Only $147

Ridiculous 365-Day Guarantee

Your Order is 100% Risk Free.

You have a FULL 365 DAYS to see drastic improvements in the quality of your recordings and mixes as a result of applying this training, or you can request a FULL REFUND.

OR...if you don't want a refund, I'll buy you a gift card to your audio retailer of choice for the price you paid for Understanding Compression. How's that for a guarantee?

“I need to send you 4 times the amount of money that I already paid.”

"Hi Joe, Just watched the video series on Understanding Compression. Very impressed, but I am in bit of undecision now. Years ago, I used to perform Close up magic for a living, and there was a saying in the magic world, as I am sure there are in other venues too, that if you buy a book on magic, and get one idea, or one sleight, or one trick out of the book, you got your moneys worth. No matter how much the book cost, or how thick the book is. Now here is my problem, I got at least 5 good ideas, and tips after watching your series, so I feel I need to send you 4 times the amount of money that I already paid. Keep up the great tutorial series, very very informative."

Alan S.

Enjoy the videos, and have fun making better recordings!

Joe Gilder

P.S. These videos are available for both streaming and download, and they’re yours to keep…forever.

P.P.S. Don’t forget, there’s absolutely no risk to you. If you don’t like them, let me know within the first YEAR, and I’ll be glad to issue a full refund. (And we can still be friends.) :-)