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How much do you know about compression? Try this online ear training game and find out

SoundGym Compressionist
(Image credit: SoundGym)

Compression forms a crucial part of modern music production, so it pays to know how it works. In a bid to improve your knowledge, SoundGym has introduced Compressionist, a new ear training game that you can play online.

This is designed to help you hear compression nuances and get a deeper understanding of how the various parameters on a compressor - such as ratio, attack and release - work together to give you the result you’re looking for.

If you play Compressionist you’ll be presented with a compressed audio source. You then have to try and recreate this compressed sound using the correct parameters.

Compressionist is part of the paid-for Pro tier of the SoundGym platform, but until 2 February, those with just a free account can play it, too.

Get involved on the SoundGym website.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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