Category: Audio Processing

Realistic Guitar Sounds

Guitars are a quite popular instrument among the music universe. Many famous soundtracks, such as electronic music, rock and roll, and classical music, were written specifically for the use of acoustic guitars. Although it is not easy, many producers have been able to transfer the exact same peculiarities of real acoustic guitars into sounds produced…
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Tone Shaping with Parallel Particles

Tone shaping plugin units are devices that provide a variety of processing alternatives. These devices are quite simple to operate, and they offer a great sound quality. Waves Audio has launched a tone shaping plugin known as Scheps Parallel Particles. The Scheps Parallel Particles plugin is a parallel processor that is designed to offer independent…
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Mid-Side EQ

Mid-Side EQ is an audio technique that is capable of enhancing the mix. The stereo image is the perceived spatial location of sound sources reproduced on a stereo system. Mid-Side EQ can help a mix to achieve the expansive and immersive qualities that stereo systems typically reproduce, even without a strong stereo image. In order…
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Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) Explained

A voltage-controlled amplifier is a device that can modify the amplitude of a signal. This device involves two types of inputs: the carrier and the modulator. The carrier, also known as the signal input, is where the bipolar input comes in. The modulator, also known as the control input, is where a uni-polar positive signal…
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Parametric Equalizer

A parametric equalizer is a device that helps edit the different parameters of an audio spectrum. The most common are gain or amplitude, centre frequency, and bandwidth, which is the inverse of Q. The parametric equalizer has a centre frequency that allows the user to customize the equalization process by modifying a particular frequency. This…
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Tape Distortion / Saturation

Tape saturation is a phenomenon that describes the moment when the voltage level exceeds the tape’s ability to record. This phenomenon is specifically focused on analog tapes. The signal and the voltage travel at the same time. The signal is being sent to the tape while the voltage is sent an electromagnet in the recording…
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Time Stretching

Time stretching is an audio digital process, also known as time compression or time expansion, involves the modification of a specific passage of time within an audio signal. This process does not alter spectral characteristics, such as a changing pitch. The time expansion process is not easily achieved without the use of audible artefacts. It’s…
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Pitch Correction

Pitch correction is about being able to identify the pitch, determine the correct pitch, and process the track with the pitch correction. Being able to correct a pitch in the studio is a fairly new technological advancement. From the beginning of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), there have been many adjustments to former techniques. Pitch correction…
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Auto-Tune

The term Auto-Tune has been used as a common description or a generic term that describes audible pitch correction in music. This effect uses a patented device to measure and modify pitch in both vocal and instrumental music recording, as well as in live performances.  The Auto-Tune is able to correct off-key inaccuracies as it…
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