Archive | June, 2011

Compression: An Introduction

A compressor can be described as an automatic volume control. By manipulating a compressor’s settings the incoming signal can be changed: louder parts of the signal can be reduced in level, leaving the quieter parts of the signal unchanged. This reduces the dynamic range of the signal. The compressed audio might then be raised in […]

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Mixing .v. Mastering. The difference?

The words “mixing” and “mastering” are often incorrectly used synonymously and in this brief article I hope to offer an explanation of the main differences. They are two completely different processes, and I strongly advise you to keep them separate.  MIXING Years ago, mixing engineers were called balance engineers, which I think is a better, […]

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