The Complete Guide To Graphic Equalization/EQ
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The Complete Guide To Graphic Equalization/EQ

Graphic EQ is one of the common equalization types in audio technology and deserves a full article dedicated to its explanation. What is graphic audio equalization? Graphic equalization is a style of EQ where predetermined bands centred around set frequencies with set Q factors that can be either boosted (amplified) or cut (attenuated). The name comes from the fact that…

What Is Mid-Side Equalization/EQ (Audio) & How Does It Work?
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What Is Mid-Side Equalization/EQ (Audio) & How Does It Work?

Mid-side (M/S) processing may not be the most popular style of processing when it comes to stereophonic audio, but it’s certainly effective in some situations. Combine this fact with the power of equalization, and it makes perfect sense that mid-side EQs would exist in the realm of audio technology. What is mid-side equalization? A mid-side EQ…

The Complete Guide To Dynamic Equalization/EQ
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The Complete Guide To Dynamic Equalization/EQ

Dynamic EQ is a powerful and intriguing audio process/effect that should at least be understood (if not regularly used) by audio professionals and amateurs alike. What is dynamic audio equalization? Dynamic EQ is a type of equalization where the EQ of certain frequencies is triggered dynamically as those frequencies surpass a set amplitude threshold in the…

The Complete Guide To Passive Equalization/EQ
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The Complete Guide To Passive Equalization/EQ

Though equalization is an incredibly common practice/process in the world of audio, there are not a whole lot of passive EQ units on the market, making passive EQ rare and intriguing. What is a passive equalizer? A passive EQ uses passive filters in order to sculpt the frequency content of audio signals. However, these equalizers are powered devices…

What Is Semi-Parametric Equalization/EQ In Audio?
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What Is Semi-Parametric Equalization/EQ In Audio?

Equalization is easily one of the most important audio processes/effects. Among the different types of EQ, there are a significant number of semi-parametric EQ units to choose from. What is semi-parametric audio equalization? Semi-parametric EQ (sometimes referred to as quasi-parametric EQ) offers some of, but not all, the customization of a parametric EQ. Parameters of the…

What Is A Pulse Width Modulation Compressor & How Does It Work?
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What Is A Pulse Width Modulation Compressor & How Does It Work?

Among the many different types of compressors, the pulse width modulation compressor is often overlooked. That being said, this powerful type of compression is worth knowing about and understanding. What is a pulse width modulation compressor? A PWM compressor is a type of compressor that utilizes pulse width modulation to effectively alters the amplitude of the…

What Is A VCA Compressor & How Does It Work?
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What Is A VCA Compressor & How Does It Work?

The VCA (voltage-controlled amplifier) compressor is one of the most common types of hardware compressor (or plugin emulation) on the market and should be understood on our way to audio mastery. What is a VCA compressor? A VCA (voltage-controlled amplifier) compressor is an analog compressor that utilizes a VCA control to apply compression. The input signal…

What Is A Variable-Mu (Tube) Compressor & How Does It Work?
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What Is A Variable-Mu (Tube) Compressor & How Does It Work?

The variable-mu (tube) compressor or “delta-mu compressor” is one of the most common types of hardware compressor (or plugin emulation) on the market and should be understood on our way to audio mastery. What is a variable-mu compressor? A variable-mu (variable gain) compressor is an analog compressor centred around a vacuum tube. As the input signal…

What Is A Diode Bridge Compressor & How Does It Work?
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What Is A Diode Bridge Compressor & How Does It Work?

The diode bridge compressor type is a lesser-known type of compressor but is worth knowing about when studying audio production and the tools of the trade. What is a diode bridge compressor? A diode bridge compressor is an analog compressor that utilizes pairs of diodes in a balanced bridge configuration to apply variable attenuation (compression) to…