Category: Audio lingo

  • Audio lingo: Compressor

    The compressor is a device that basically compresses the sound , that is, reducing the dynamics. By doing so it is possible to better “glue” the sounds together and in the end also raise the volume. Each compressor functions differently, but common controls are threshold which decides at what levels the compressor shall start working, […]

  • Audio lingo: DAW

    DAW is short for Digital Audio Workstation. The exact description of the term is somewhat vague as it can refer to a complete system consisting of both audio interface, controller and software, or just the software only. The most common features for a DAW is multi-track recording, editing and mixing possibilities. Some of the most […]

  • Audio lingo: Equalizer

    The Equalizer – or EQ for short – is basically a device that let’s you “sculpt” the sound by raising or lowering the volume at a specific frequency as opposed to lowering or raising the volume of the entire spectrum like a regular volume control does. When talking about EQs this is generally referred to […]

  • Distance – Keep It

    One more of the fundamental tips is to keep your distance from the mic which most people forget for with proper distance (which by the way you get only with experience with your setup) from the mic for whatever cost you may have spent on a mic use it wrong and you get trash. Mic […]

  • Solid 2

    Here’s a series of clips where I’m basically playing around with a couple of rhythm loops and a synth. They’re variations of the same theme. solid2 Originally posted on January 5, 2009 @ 1:27 am