Compressors are one of the most powerful tools in a sound engineer’s arsenal.  Compression can tame down wild dynamics, make a part sound meatier or more punchy, reinforce the beat with pumping or side-chain compression, and it can be used to create really interesting sound textures. Compression is a difficult concept to understand at first, especially when you start learning about the specific controls and features. That’s why we made this handy info-graphic, so that beginner and intermediate skill levels can quickly and easily understand how each control and feature works.