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…

What Is Multiband Compression & How Do MB Compressors Work?
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What Is Multiband Compression & How Do MB Compressors Work?

Multiband compression is a powerful audio processing tool that can truly improve your mixing when understood and used correctly. What is multiband compression? Multiband dynamic range compression is a type of processing that splits the frequency spectrum of the input signal into different bands and compresses (reduces the dynamic range) of each band by its own…

Full List: Audio Effects & Processes For Mixing/Production
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Full List: Audio Effects & Processes For Mixing/Production

Audio effects and processors have become critical parts of music and audio production. Whether it’s crafting the perfect mix or the perfect tone for your instrument, audio effects and processes will help you get the sound the results you’re after. In this article, we’ll look at the audio effects and processes used by musicians, producers,…