Acknowledgments Introduction. About This Book Chapter 1. Dynamics Basics The Beginning of Dynamics Control The Decibel Manual Gain-Riding Level-Riding Plug-Ins Common Dynamics Processor Parameters Key Takeaways Chapter 2. Dynamics Processing Devices Limiter Compressor Multiband Compressor Loudness Maximizer Expander Transient Shaper Noise Gate Dynamic Equalization Key Takeaways Chapter 3. Sidechaining and De-Essing How to Access the Sidechain Input Ways to Sidechain Internal vs. External Sidechaining De-Essing Key Takeaways Chapter 4. Dynamics Control with DSP Normalization Dynamics via Automation Key Takeaways Chapter 5. Dynamics Processor Applications Processing on the Master Bus Why You May Not Want to Compress the Master Bus When Mixing Multiband Dynamics for Bass Reduce Amp Sim Harshness with De-Essing Dynamics Processing and Signal Chain Position A Better Guitar Sustainer Interfacing Electric Instruments with Studio Dynamics Processors Transparent Compression A One-Knob Compressor Sidechain Applications Key Takeaways Appendix. The "Loudness Wars" and Measuring Dynamics Measuring Dynamics More Metering Yes, Dynamics are Back
CRAIG ANDERTON (Nashville, TN) is an internationally recognized authority on technology and music. He has toured, played Carnegie Hall, mastered hundreds of tracks, and been involved with dozens of major label releases as either a player, producer, or engineer. He's also written over 30 books (including the seminal Home Recording for Musicians) and thousands of articles, as well as co-founded Electronic Musician magazine. Known for his ability to de-mystify complex subjects, Craig has given seminars on technology and the arts in 38 states, 10 countries, and 3 languages.