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Compressors are usually used on almost every track in a mix session. Every compressor does the same thing in different ways, so once you learn one, you've learned them all. I'll walk you through the basics of some of the settings that you will come across using various compressors.
With the release of Tino's highly anticipated tape, Past Due, its time to talk about this extremely enjoyable process of recording with TINO and give my review of the project. We handled the recording, mixing, and mastering at our recording studio.