Using a compressor on your tracks is exactly like adding salt to your food! It can make everything sound better, but ...
Without compression, your mix is uncontrolled.
Compression tames the dynamics of your instruments, making them fuller, louder, and more consistent. In order to build a house, you have to have bricks. Compression turns your instruments from jagged rocks into smooth bricks. Without it, your house will fall down.
In this section, you’re going to learn how to create a radio-ready mix with compression… plus some exciting tricks along the way.