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The Controls of a compressor

The compressor is one of the most important tools in a studio engineer’s tool kit. Virtually every modern recording makes use of a compressor in some way. Compression is the reduction of the dynamic range. The dynamic range is the signal level difference between the loudest and quietest point of a signal.

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An Introduction to EQ

  What’s In This Post?: This post will cover the basics of EQ (Equalisation), mentioning what it is, how it’s used, why it’s used and different techniques that can be used during the EQ process.   Equalisation: EQ is an …

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History and Development of Gating

Description of Gating:  Gating is the process used to control volume of an audio signal, commonly used to take away unwanted noise that is audible when the audio signal is at a low level. Using gating in a DAW (Digital …

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History and Development of Compression

Description of Compression:  Compression is the process of reducing the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest parts of an audio signal. This is done by boosting the quieter signals and attenuating the louder signals. Compression is mainly used on …

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Audio Compression Tutorial

  An in-depth introduction to the use of an audio compression using animated demonstrations to enforce the learning experience. These video tutorials walk you through the very basic use and implementation of a compression.   Tutorial details Requirements: Any DAW …

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EQ and filters explained

In this quick tutorial you will get a brief overview of all of the basic Filters and how they work, also and explanation of how EQ works and best practice.

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Creative Music Technology EQ and Filters

All you need to know about EQ and Filtering is available as a teachers app that demonstrates how to use, where it’s been used and what the various settings sound like.  View the teachers app: Filters and EQ APP   Filters Overview: A …

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The History of Production Effects

The history of effects, this is a brief overview of how effects have been invented over the past hundred years. 1935 – A Spring reverb is added to the Hammond organ 1937 – Don Leslie introduces the ‘Rotating Leslie Cabinet’ …