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Compressors Essentials Certification

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Compressors Essentials Certification


During this excellent Compressors: The Essentials course you will explore the advantages and disadvantages of both hardware and software compressors. This knowledge will help your vocals to stand out from the surrounding audio, as well as this, your drums and percussion will appear to have a more sustain sound and give guitars a fuller sound. During this course you will see and hear how different compressors affect various instruments and how to apply it to your music creation.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Understand the process of compression
  • Learn how to achieve a more uniform sound
  • Apply the techniques you learn to your own music
  • Learn about various compressor controls

Meet the Instructors:

Jeff Dykhouse has been actively involved in audio engineering for more than 20 years. He has been a user of computer-based recording systems from their inception. Jeff’s diverse career has earned him gold and platinum awards (RIAA). Many of Jeffs endeavors have been within the Praise & Worship genre, where he has worked with top artists such as Paul Baloche, Crystal Lewis, Kevin Prosch and The Violet Burning. Additional clients include corporations such as RCA, Apple Computer, NBC and Charles Schwab. Jeff owns and operates a recording facility and systems design company in Temecula, CA.

Course Outline:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: What They Do
  • Module 3: How To Use Them
  • Module 4: When To Use Them
  • Module 5: Comparing Software Compressors Guitar
  • Module 6: Comparing Hardware Compressors Guitar
  • Module 7: Comparing Software Compressors Drums
  • Module 8: Comparing Hardware Compressors Drums
  • Module 9: Summary

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Compressors: The Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What are requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What careers can I get with this qualification?

With this qualification, you are able to fulfil various roles, such as:

  • Music Producer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Session Musician
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Composer

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 12
1: Introduction
1. Introduction
2: What They Do
1. Theory of Operation
3: How To Use Them
1. Level Control, Peak Limiting, Increase Average Levels, Special Effects
2. During Recording
3. At Mix down, Parallel Compression, Delay Compensation
4. In Mastering
4: When To Use Them
1. Controlling Excessive Dynamics, Compensating for Lackluster Sounds, Increasing Loudness Without Clipping, Creating Special Effect
5: Comparing Software Compressors Guitar
1. On Acoustic Guitar
6: Comparing Hardware Compressors Guitar
1. On Acoustic Guitar
7: Comparing Software Compressors Drums
1. On Drums
8: Comparing Hardware Compressors Drums
1. On Drums
9: Summary
1. Summary
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