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Equalization

This article covers equalizers and how to use them in the mixing process effectively. The equalizer’s role in a studio is to adjust the frequencies of a source to fit an application better. You can boost a certain frequency band,… Read More »Equalization

Compression

COMPRESSION This article covers compressors and how they are utilized to control the dynamic range of an instrument or vocal. Compression is a process that reduces the volume of the loud portions of an audio signal and amplifies the quiet portions,… Read More »Compression

Automation

One of the most important things in sculpting your songs is the use of automation. While an integral part of the mixing process, automation is also used in changing the timbre of your instruments and the form of your piece.… Read More »Automation

All Pass Filters

This article discusses All-Pass Filters, taking a look at what their function is in the audio world and how we can use them in our own applications. An All-Pass Filter is a signal-processing filter that allows all frequencies to pass… Read More »All Pass Filters

Direct Input

One way to record guitar, bass, and synthesizer is through a DI box. DI stands for direct input or direct injection, and a DI box allows you to send your instrument’s signal to a microphone preamp rather than to an… Read More »Direct Input

Mixing: Panning

In this series of mixing articles, we will present a rudimentary overview of the mixing and balancing process. Mixing is the art of balancing and arranging all pre-recorded instruments into one cohesive piece.  As with anything in the recording industry,… Read More »Mixing: Panning

Signal Flow

Signal flow is one of the most essential concepts to the success of the recording experience. Understanding and planning out the signal flow for a recording session will help in keeping a session stress-free and focused on the music. Yet… Read More »Signal Flow