Today everything is making use of a network. When it comes to the history of audio networks- it’s full of incompatibilities and questions of its reliablility to give an optimum performance in a production environment whether it’s broadcast; live, cinema, post or recording.Read More
I have been asked recently about expanders and how do I use them in mixing; so I thought I would put together this article to explain a bit of background about expanders as a tool and how they invaluable they can be in the mixing process.Read More
In multi-channel audio content. Room acoustics might conflict or maybe assist the target space in some cases.
There are inherent limitations of some of the existing surround layouts; such as elevation and directivity, which are crucial elements in sound reproduction in a multi-channel format.Read More
Gain staging defines the process of managing audio levels a each step of the audio signal flow; which prevents distortion and noise in the signal which can be introduced with poor gain staging.Read More
The simplest defintion of the function of a compressor is attenuating the level of an audio signals or amplifieing a quiet one.
That’s one way to put it; however a compressor is a much more elaborate device- whether a plugin or hardware.Read More
In this post, I will break down the basics of EQs, we’ll talk some brief history, treminology, filter types and functions along with guidelines on best practices.Read More
The previous week we have talked about HRTF and how it relates to human hearing and perception of sound.
To clarify a few things:
“Binaural” doesn`t mean stereo, some claim the misconception started in the 50s; however there isn`t enough data to confirm for sure the reason behind it.
Binaural recording is one of the most underrated aspects in audio.
Not only does it drive an immersive experience for the listener, it gives an unforgettable experience.
In the upcoming series of posts, I`ll be exploring more about binaural audio and the recording techniques behind it; however before we dive in, there are a few things we need to cover to make sure everyone is on the same page.
To understand more about binaural audio we`ll start by discussing HRTF (head-related transfer function) less commonly known as ATF (anatomical transfer function)Read More