SoundGym is an online ear training and learning centre for producers and engineers. It is a gym for your ears! We have used SoundGym before, and it is a great tool for training your ears and developing your skills. Today, we are going to take it up a level and use SoundGym’s Compressionist. This tool helps you to learn how to detect differences in attack and learn the relationship between attack and release.
Before we get into that, though, SoundGym has given us the opportunity to give away 3 Yearly Memberships to SoundGym! Enter below for your chance to win!
In the Compressionist game on SoundGym, you get to listen to a drum loop, and then match your version to the already compressed version they have given you. As you move up in the levels, it will become more difficult, but you will be training your ears along the way so that you can more easily detect these differences!
When people ask me what attack and release are and how they can go about learning them, the first thing I tell them to do is grab a drum loop, so this is a great tool!
On SoundGym, you can also learn a wide variety of other skills, including: frequency recognition, compression and dynamics, sound location and stereo impression, distortion and sound quality recognition, detect EQ filter types, detect gain level differences, and set delay time accurately.
Once you have chosen which skills you want to improve, you are given a series of games to play that will help you hone your skills! These games and training programs are curated by sound experts, and will improve your core listening skills and having you sounding like a pro in no time at all!
Don’t forget to scroll up to enter for your chance to win a Lifetime SoundGym Membership!
Watch the video below to see SoundGym’s Compressionist in action!