Category: Audio Processing

Stereo Field

A stereo field is a single instrument which involves several uses. A stereo field is a stereo audio processor, a pressure-sensitive controller, as well as a stereo modular touch plate feedback atonal synth. These three uses can be used either separately or simultaneously.  A stereo field is a device that allows the user to control…
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Sound Mixer

A sound mixer, also known as a mixing console, is responsible for recording sounds. A sound mixer can adjust sound signals and send them to output for further transmission and amplification using a sound system. The sound mixer is where the sound signals from different sources are combined. In a sound mixer, ambience and effects…
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Facts about reverb

Reverberation is present when any sound occurs in space. Reverb is created when a sound sends waves that flow in all directions. When these waves reflect on surfaces, the amplitude decays. Suddenly, the reflections die off. When there is no soundproofing, spaces will generate closely spaced reflections that will catch the listeners ear just before…
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Facts About The Sound Spectrum

A sound spectrum is the representation of a sound regarding the amount of vibration that happens at each individual frequency. The spectrum expresses the frequency composition of the sound and is obtained by analyzing the sound. The sound spectrum is shown as a graph of power or pressure as a function of frequency. This power…
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Emulators

Emulators were digital sampling synthesizers that were quite popular between 1980 and 1990. These devices were commonly used among musicians since they were affordable and small in size. At their peak era, emulators were fairly common in live performances and they became an instant market hit. Emulators were discontinued around the year 2002.  The first…
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The Basics of Audio Distortion

Distortion is any deviation that mimics an audio waveform between two points in a single path. Unwanted distortion is usually caused by an extremely strong signal. When an audio signal level is too high, it loses some of its essential components. When this happens, a distorted sound is created. A distortion is a form of…
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Processing Sounds

Processing sounds means changing the characteristics of an audio signal. Processing sounds can be used to create new sounds, improve audio, fix sound issues, separate audio sources, as well as to compress, store, and transmit audio information. The most common types of audio processing include compression, expansion, limiting, chorus, equalization, reverb, flanging, and phasing.  The…
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The Basics Of Audio Filters

Audio filters are electronic circuits that are designed to either amplify or attenuate specific frequency range elements. When this happens, unwanted noise is removed from the audio signal, enhancing the tone of the output audio signal. Audio filters are essential in any audio system and they are widely used in both audio electronics and telecommunications. …
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Sequencers

Sequencers, also known as music sequencers or audio sequencers, are devices or software applications that are capable of recording, editing or playing back music. The process requires handing both performance and note information through different forms.  Music sequencers can have several classifications. One of them makes reference to the way data is handled. Within this…
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Plugins

Audio plugins are software components that add a specific feature to an existing computer program, enabling customization. Plugins are self-contained pieces of code that can be plugged in to digital audio workstations (DAWs) to improve their functionality. Plugins can enhance any computer software by adding sound synthesis or digital signal processing. Plugins add audio-related richness…
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