Use high-quality hosts, samples and instruments. Do not forget that even if the sample is 24 bits, 96 kilohertz – this does not mean that it is of high quality. Look at the frequency response for dips, check the dynamic range. Over time, this will be determined elementarily, by ear.
If a live recording is recorded – a good microphone, a pre and a card. It is necessary to record at the maximum possible volume, which does not give an overload. The limiter at the entrance saves you from level jumps.
Listen carefully to the track one day after writing. Write down what you don’t like there. Correct point by point, from complex to simple. Make sure that the next change does not spoil the previous improvements. After it seems that the track sounds good, try listening to it on ordinary speakers from the music center or on computer soap dishes. Compare with branded tracks of a similar genre. Do not work continuously for more than two hours. It is best to turn off the sound once an hour and go to the kitchen Continue reading
Born in the 30s, the equalizer is the oldest and most commonly used sound processing by sound engineers. Today, the market has a wide variety of instruments for timbre correction – from a simple low-frequency corrector of the 50s to a sophisticated multi-band equalizer with perfect parameters. At its core, the equalizer is a few electronic filters that allow you to change the amplitude-frequency response of a sound device. Over the past half century, the equalizer circuitry has improved tremendously, trying to satisfy the increased demands of the audio industry.
Understanding the essence of timbre correction and its effect on the sound signal
Let us dwell on the explanation of two areas of application of the equalizer, namely the voice and its Continue reading
Most compressors and gates are based on analog circuits. Most of the effects that apply time change in any form are based on digital electronics: delay, reverbs, pitch shifters, multi-effects processors, etc. Before considering the operation of any particular processor, you need to have an idea of how the digital system works (this will help to understand a lot of what is written in the technical documentation of such devices).
The digital processor receives an analog signal (for example, music). First, this signal must be converted to digital.
An analog signal is a change in voltage in proportion to changes in the state of the signal source and Continue reading