AUDIO TOOLS PART I of V: Compressors

What is a compressor?  How does it work?  How do I use it?  

If you've ever had these questions, you're not alone.  It took me years, honesty, to figure out what a compressor actually did to the audio signal.  This week I talk about exactly what a compressor does by highlighting it's 5 main paramaters: threshold, ratio, attack, release, and knee.  Hopefully this helps you learn how to use one effectively in your mix.  Compress away!