This process will have the effect of making your mixes clearer, more transparent, a little louder for a given maximum level and generally a little "nicer.
In this follow-up column I will reveal to you how to enhance and polish that sound once the warts are gone, or at least reduced.
Our perception of loudness varies as a function of amplitude, frequency, frequency bandwidth and time. It is a complex sensation.
Compressors go back and forth between the realm where the level change can occur to each individual sound and the realm where we are changing the overall level for a while.
I thought it might be nice to take a moment to consider the primary tool we use to cope with audio mayhem, the audio compressor.
I am involved in the music and record businesses, wearing a variety of hats, including those of the artist, the recording engineer, the producer and the mastering engineer.
Spreaders, for those of you who don’t know, are neat little FX patches that can really enhance stereophony. Even better, they work great in surround as well.
This month I’d like to spend a little more time discussing the center channel, concentrating on some of the production issues we have to deal with.
Last month, I hinted at some of the things we can do to make our use of loudspeakers for audio monitoring more effective.
Last month, I reviewed the Modulation Sciences SpiderVision Surround Sound signal level meter. As the lead-in to that review, I noted Lord Kelvin’s dictum that to measure is to know.
The gap between the HD television we deliver and the HD television that our viewers perceive lies in the difference in the way we and they think about it.
For those of you who don't know this, there is a comparatively new trade organization called the Custom Electronics Designer and Installer Association.
Our story to date... last month I described my well-meaning efforts to upgrade my living room TV into a small, pleasant home theater.
We tend to gloss over some of the production difficulties we face as a consequence of our current broadcast distribution system.
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