I had the chance to talk with Dan Hilse and Pierce Porterfield from pATCHES.zone. pATCHES is a place for useful tutorials and sample pack downloads. It's a collection of some of the clearest tutorials I've ever seen. The sample packs are extremely useful for everyday music production.
There's a lot of wisdom and useful ideas you can take with you from this conversation, and plenty of helpful links in the show notes.
Listen to the episode and check out the great links in the show notes.
Here's a gorgeously simple explanation of how a compressor works from pATCHES.