When you compare your music to your favourite CDs, does it sound as good?
Does it sound as loud, as clear, as punchy and exciting?

Or do you feel like it’s lacking something? Despite all the hard work you put into recording and mixing it, maybe it still doesn’t have that professionally mastered edge?

The difference could be a technique known as multiband compression. Maybe you’ve heard about it and wondered what all the fuss was about.

You might have heard that it’s a professional mastering technique and tried it on your music, but not been able to achieve the results you wanted.

Or perhaps you’re already using multiband compression and would like some solid advice on how to get really great-sounding results?

Multiband compression is often referred to as a magic ingredient
to achieving professional-sounding masters for your music.

And it can be – if you use it right.

If you use it wrong though, it can be the quickest way to ruin all the hard work you just put into recording and mixing your song or album in the first place. It’s so easy to come out with a crushed, flat, confused mess instead of the powerful, warm and punchy result you were looking for.

So, what’s the difference? That’s what this eBook will tell you.

How do I know ? Because:

I needed help getting started, too


  • What is multiband compression

    How it works – and why you would want to use it

  • My "default settings"

    A great starting-point preset for almost any genre

  • Simple “rules of thumb”

    Straightforward methods to avoid common mistakes and start getting great results

  • Detailed, in-depth discussion of all the parameters

    How many frequency bands to use; how to choose crossover frequencies; what ratio, attack and release times to use

  • What to listen for

    How much is too much, and why level-matching is critical to making good decisions

  • Compression versus limiting

    How to balance the two for ultimate dynamics control

  • Troubleshooting tactics

    Suggestions on how to solve common multiband compression problems

  • Advanced techniques

    Using EQ with multiband compression to shape the sound of the master, and how to achieve deep, punchy bass or soft & smooth high frequencies

Success stories

Frequently Asked Questions

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Bonus Video Tutorial

While I was writing the eBook, I talked to the readers of my email list, asking them exactly what they needed. Lots of them asked for a video demonstration so that they could hear how the techniques I describe sound in practise, and I decided it was a great idea.

So, I’ve recorded a one-hour video tutorial that covers all the main points of the eBook, and clearly demonstrates them on an example song. You get to see and hear:

  • The benefits of multiband compression

    How it can pull the mix together

  • How much compression is too much

    And how much is just right

  • The effect of changing the frequency bands

    When and why to change

  • The difference between compression and limiting

    And when to use them

  • How to shape the mix

    Using EQ and multiband compression together

Bonus Audio Examples

I’m also including before-and-after examples of the mix so you can try the techniques out for yourself, listen carefully on your own system and really get a feel for how multiband compression sounds in practise.

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I've had such a great reaction to these videos from everyone who has seen them, I'm certain you'll find them useful too. I want you to be completely happy though, so if you're not satisfied for any reason, just contact me within 60 days for a full refund, no questions asked - and the videos are yours to keep.

  • Joe Gilder
    Ian takes the mystery out of Multi-Band Compression. A lot of engineers won’t share their knowledge with the rest of us. Ian’s different. You have two choices:
    (1) You can spend HOURS trying to figure out multi-band compression
    …and still be confused. Or
    (2) You can buy this eBook and get started on the right foot. (Hint: I recommend #2.)
    Joe Gilder


I know this eBook will help you get the great-sounding results you want because as a professional mastering engineer, I’ve used all the techniques and strategies myself on both independent and major-label releases. This eBook and video will give you practical advice you can use today to start making your music sound great. Click here to get started!