SCALE THE SUMMIT Bassist Mark Michell Shows You How To Use A Compressor on Bass Guitar

Compression is one of the most used and least understood effects, and the bass guitar is the instrument in the mix that needs it the most. So it’s fitting that Scale The Summit bassist Mark Michell chose this topic to be featured in a video for his Low End University website. I know I like to spend serious time dialing in the compressor on any bass recording I make.

Check out his in-depth lesson on using a compression pedal for various bass techniques in a band context.

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