Sidechaining

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Sidechaining takes one sound and uses it to manipulate another sound. Most often you will see it on compressors, gates, limiters, and expanders. However, it can also be found on vocoders, synthesizers, and other effects. It is a really, really …

ADT

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Automatic double-tracking. A tape delay is used to simulate double-tracking using only one recording.   Automatic double tracking imitates the effect of doubling voices or instruments using double tracking, without the need for a musician to overdub their part (they …

ADSR

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A.D.S.R. – Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release envelope commonly used to shape a wave form ADSR – Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release are the four stages of an envelope that describe the shape of a sound over time. Attack represents the …

High Pass Filter (HPF)

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A High Pass Filter¬†utilizes capacitors, as the impedance of a capacitor decreases for HIGH frequencies, this enables it to ensure the passage of higher frequencies, and stop the passage of more powerful, lower frequency signals. The High frequencies are maintained …

Additive Synthesis

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Additive Synthesis is a method of synthesis that builds complex waveforms by combining sine waves with independently variable frequencies and amplitudes. Envelope shapers and filters can further process these waveforms. Hammond organs and similar instruments make the most use of …