FL Studio ships with an impressive complement of audio processing plug-ins and effects. And getting the most out of these can be the key to great-sounding productions, as well as maximising the investment you have made in your software. In this short video from the course FL Studio 104: Mixing And Automation, expert producer Rishabh Rajan shows you the best way to utilise FL Studio's native compressor.
Rishabh begins by applying compression to a drum submix, explaining exactly what a compressor is and how it works. He also discusses how limiting and compression are in some ways different but also do share some similarities. Working with the drums, he adjusts the threshold of the compressor to catch the spikes in the drum signal he wants to compress. Then with the ratio control, he determines how much compression will be applied when it kicks in. The end result? A beautifully controlled drum sound.
Be sure to check out the rest of the course using the links below for a complete and easy-to-follow guide to all the mixing and automation skills you'll need to get the very best out of FL Studio.