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C S
Nov 23
Hello! I recently joined SoundGym and have discovered that I really struggle with hearing compression!

In cases where the attack / release settings are heavily exaggerated, compression seems very noticeable to me.
However, in cases where "normal" settings are applied, I can't really perceive the effect compression is having.
I have found the "Compressionist" game fairly challenging at times.

I'm reaching out to see if you all can share some tip on how I can start hearing compression.

Thanks for your time!
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Romano G
Nov 23
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Thank you for posting this question and thanks Romano for the link! I've been meaning to submit this question myself as I have the same struggle.
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Thanks Romano. Helpful ... but wow, that's a pretty painful video to sit through isn't it - terrible sound quality and sound issues throughout, which is the last thing you need when trying to hear the results of compression! The Smurf example is really cool though. Would be so much better if they relayed the same info in a dedicated 5-minute tutorial with decent sound :)