Compression for podcast

Compressors are perhaps the most misunderstood and misused of all the tools podcasters have at their disposal to edit podcasts. They’ve been on every single episode of a big name podcast that you’ve listened to, yet you are probably a little shaky on what they’re doing, and when to use them. Today we’re going to […]

De-Essing For Podcasts

A de-esser is a podcaster’s best friend. It reduces the sibilance (words with “sss” or “shh” sounds, like ship, chip, sip, zip, or jump) of phrases so that they don’t jump out in listeners’ ears. It is literally a de “sss”er.  Once you start listening for sibilance, you’ll never be able to unhear it, and I apologize […]

Multiband Compressors for podcasts

Following up on our article about de-essers, today we look at multiband compressors. Both are frequency-specific (a la EQ), compressors, but whereas de-essers only reduce sibilance, multiband compressors can be used on any part of the spectrum. For podcasters there is one great and simple way to implement multiband compression on our vocal tracks. This is to bring […]