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Holy Trinity Pt. I: Compression, Side-Chaining, and De-essers


Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

Michele Darling is currently the Assistant Chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

She worked for 10 years as part of an Emmy award winning interactive production team at Sesame Workshop in NYC. Also throughout her career, she has worked on a wide range of media from national television shows to video games, from online and mobile platforms to electronic toys and music software for clients such as 4Kids Entertainment, HBO Family, The Learning Channel, Toca Boca, Hasbro, Morton Subotnick, The Criterion Collection, iZotope, and more. Michele worked as a member of the Ableton sound design team for Live 10, creating sound presets for the well-known software for multi-genre music producers worldwide. She continues to explore the world of sound design for film and multi-channel environments.


We know it’s all about creating space in your mix, but what are some of the essential techniques to achieve this?  You know … the foundation to making your beat groovier … or accentuating that pumping sensation in your song. You don't want to miss out on these simple, yet extremely effective and handy tools to Marie Kondo the space in your mix … well sonically at least.