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The term "audio dynamics" refers to the variation in volume level of a signal over time. Check out our resources below to learn how to control the audio dynamics of your mix with compressors, gates, and limiters to achieve balance in your mix.

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Audio Dynamics 101: Compressors, Limiters, Expanders, and Gates
Audio Dynamics 101: Compressors, Limiters, Expanders, and Gates
Audio dynamics processing is a major part of mixing in music production. In this article, we discuss the basics of dynamics in audio.
Multiband Compression Basics
Learn when to reach for a multiband compressor along with how to set it up for mixing or mastering.
An Introduction to Limiters (and How to Use Them)
Learn when to use them, how to use them, and how to recognize when you’re over-processing.
What Is De-essing? The Dos and Don’ts of Using a De-esser
De-essing is useful for reducing harshness in vocals and other instruments. Learn what de-essing is and how to use a de-esser.
Everything You Need to Know About Noise Gates
Learn what noise gates are and how to effectively use them to remove noise and sculpt the dynamics of your audio.

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