Dynamic Processors

Dynamic Processors cover a huge range of production workflows that start with compression but then broadens to include all the advanced corrective processes that great producers use!

Anything that alters the dynamic range of audio is regarded as a dynamic processor. However, that doesn’t begin to explain the myriad of processors we have available in our DAWs.

From de-essing to gating, tape saturation to expansion, harmonizer to normalisation and much much more! All of these processes are explained in detail with ‘before’ and ‘after’ audio examples. A thorough grounding in both theory and application make this category useful AND fun!

12 Tutorials available


Normalisation - What it is and how to use it Beginner

What is normalisation - what are Peak and RMS normalisation.
Duration: 6 mins

Noise Gate - What is it and how does it work Beginner

What is a noise gate, how does it work and when to use it..
Duration: 11 mins

De-esser - what is it and how does it work Beginner

What is a de-esser, how it works and how and when to use it.
Duration: 12 mins

Ducking any Frequency using Middle and Side Intermediate

Advanced technique incorporating M/S processing to duck specific frequencies in a mix.
Duration: 7 mins

Phase - what is total and partial phase cancellation Beginner

Discover what phase is and what total and partial phase cancellation are and when they occur.
Duration: 11 mins

Harmonizer Effect - what it is and how to use it Intermediate

What is a harmonizer effect - how does it work and how to use it for adding harmonies to vocals or to create interesting special effects.
Duration: 7 mins

Noise Gates - Side-chaining Tricks Intermediate

What is a gate, how it works and how to use the side-chaining facility.
Duration: 12 mins

Harmonic Distortion - Odd and Even Harmonics Advanced

What is harmonic distortion and what are odd and even harmonics. A critical subject that encapsulates all things tube, solid state, amp driven etc.
Duration: 9 mins

Tape Saturation - what is it and how do you use it Advanced

What is tape saturation, how does it work and when and how to use it.
Duration: 13 mins

Using Expansion - the power of Side-chaining Advanced

Advanced tutorial on how to use the side-chain of an expander to create new textures.
Duration: 6 mins

Using Phase Cancellation in Sound Design Advanced

An advanced Samplecraze sound design tutorial on how to use flip/inversion, sample nudge and phase cancellation within your DAW to create new sounds.
Duration: 15 mins

Valves/Tubes - what are they and how do they work Advanced

What are valves/tubes, how do they work, and how and when to use them.
Duration: 10 mins

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