Audio mastering in Cubase 5: Parallel Compression

Audio mastering in Cubase 5: Parallel Compression


Hey everyone. Today i had a spare hour so I decided to record a tutorial on parallel compression in mastering. This is a very simple process, but it has a big impact on your sound. This is a short introduction into the benefits of parallel compression, the possibilities are endless, so I hope this tutorial can help someone with their mastering or mixing.

While i find this way to be the most simple to explain the concept of parallel compression, please note that there are actually a few ways to set this up: you can also use a send for example.

Time and time again I find parallel compression useful, be that in mixing individual instruments or bus compression, or mastering. But like anything, it takes time, patience and practice to actually get good results, try not to over do it.

I used Camtasia to record the screen capture, and a zoom h2 portable recorder to record the narration.

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Can you please stop talking while you pushing volume on compressed channel, so we can actually hear the difference? Thank you.?

You can't mastered a track as i know so you have to learn how to do it?

 i like it ,is there anything more??

its so simple! haha thank you!?

you can't expect too much dynamics with this kind of music, so why not use a bus compressor??

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Great video on duplicating a track ,mastering utilizing parallel compression ,my question is on cubase 5 how do you erase or initialize the synth patches that come included on cubase 5 , for instance prologue to build my own patch from scratch

Even with track A compressed, and YouTube's questionable handling of audio, I still heard the difference. Really nice trick, thanks for sharing. I would never have thought of it.

it definitely sounds like a cross btwn scots and irish (lived in both countries for a while)

Currently working on a mix at the moment, will have to give this a try before the mastering stage, sounding great, thanks for the tip!