Learn how to navigate FL Studio’s multiband compressor, Maximus
Get familiar with the interface of the powerful dynamic processor
Multiband compression is a worthwhile technique to consider in your mixing process. It involves compressing multiple bands of frequency content in your mix, often split into low-, mid-, and high-bands, for more precise control over dynamic range. When applied properly, it can do wonders for your final track.
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In this video, Max Venus teaches you how to use Maximus, FL Studio’s stock multiband compressor. You’ll learn the various parameters and functions of Maximus, and how to harness them to tighten your final mix. You’ll learn how to define the crossover of each frequency band and how to adjust the attack, release and sustain of each band.
Note that while this is not a direct lesson on how to use multiband compression, it will be more than enough to get you experimenting and learning how the technique can be effective in your mixing process.
We’re starting off with the basics in our FL Studio Tips series, gradually moving into more advanced and creative techniques, as in our Logic Tips and Ableton Live Tutorials series. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube Channel for weekly updates on new videos and content.
In the first few videos we cover:
- Exploring the interface
- Audio and MIDI settings
- The Channel Rack
- Using the Playlist
- Exploring the Mixer
- Piano Roll
- Playlist Clips
- Insert effects
- Send effects
- Sidechain compression
- Fruity Convolver and Fruity Reeverb 2
Max Venus has been using FL Studio for over a decade and has released music on various labels, including Liquicity, New State Music and GAWA Recordings, under multiple aliases. His current project is MXV, releasing progressive house tracks on MNL, Songspire Records, ZeroThree and more. He’s also written FL Studio tutorials for MusicTech.