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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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Introduction to the Chorus Effect

Description of the Chorus Effect: Chorus is a musical effect that occurs when two individual sounds with roughly the same timbre and pitch collide and are perceived as one. Although the chorus effect can occur naturally (for example in a …

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The History and Development of Delay

  Description of the Delay Effect: Delay is an audio effect which is designed to store signal for a specified period of time, which after the amount of time it then releases, creating the signal that was captured to echo …

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History and Development of the Phaser Effect

  Description of the Phaser Effect: A phaser is an electronic sound processor used to filter a signal by creating a series of peaks in the frequency spectrum; each peak is modulated so they vary over time, creating a resonant …

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History and Development of the Wah-Wah Effect

The Vox Crybaby Pedal released in 1968. Description of the Wah-Wah Effect: Wah-Wah is the sound of altering the resonance of musical notes, creating an expressional human-like voice that pronounces the syllable ‘wah’. The Wah-Wah effect is also known as …

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The History and Development of Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune 7 Pitch and Time Correction by Antares Audio Technologies.   Description of the AutoTune Effect:  The audio processor Auto-Tune alters pitch of a vocal or instrumental line in a music recording or live performances through use of a phase …

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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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The History and Development of The Flanger Effect

Description of the Flanger Effect:  Flanging is a time-based effects unit that occurs when two identical signals are mixed together, but with one signal time-delayed by a small and gradually changing amount, usually smaller than 20 ms (milliseconds). This produces a swept ‘comb …

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The History and Development of Reverb

Discuss the development of reverb Question: Reverberation has been used to enhance music since the birth of recording. Describe the different techniques and technologies that have been used to apply reverberation to recordings from the 1920’s to the present day (2011 exam …

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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 …