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Should You Use Compression on the Mix Bus?

Have you ever asked yourself, should you use compression on the mix bus or is mix bus compression necessary? Then this video is for you.

This is the second video in the mix bus processing series. Last week we discussed using a limiter on your master bus while you’re producing your music. In this video, I will talk about mix bus compression that people usually put right before the limiter on the mix bus.


A lot of times, people will slap on a master chain that they use all the time on every song. I don’t think that’s the right way. I like to master with intent. I take each song, album or track on the album on a case-by-case basis.

I have also shared the concept behind using compression and what it really does in my opinion. Let’s find out.

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