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UAD Precision Multiband, a fantastic multiband processing tool.  Here you can see the Hip-Hop Hype preset in action.

PROCESSING – MULTIBAND DYNAMICS

    WHAT ARE MULTIBAND DYNAMICS? This category of processing is dangerous to your audio when misused.  It is a very, very powerful type of processing. You can target just the frequency areas you want by using this tool, and it has all kinds of uses in recording projects. It’s fairly new to the scene, […]

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Sonalksis SV-719 Expander/Gate/Ducker

PROCESSING – DYNAMICS Part 4

    EXPANSION The inverse of compression is expansion. Compression is used a great deal more often than expansion, but the expansion technique is very helpful in certain situations.  I mentioned this in yesterday’s blogpost briefly, but here’s the full deal on how expansion works. Picture yourself in a room. The ceiling represents the very […]

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Abbey Road EMI TG12413 Limiter plug-in

PROCESSING – DYNAMICS Part 3

    A QUICK RECAP ON WHY WE USE COMPRESSION OK, so you record some vocals on your new song.  Naturally, it has it’s louder moments and it’s quieter moments. You haven’t compressed it yet.  Maybe you have, but you’ve simply evened it out a touch while recording was taking place, using a compressor with […]

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UAD-2 Fairchild compressor plug-in

PROCESSING – DYNAMICS Part 2

  COMPRESSION The most common dynamics processors are compressors. You choose settings appropriate to the incoming signal you want to compress, and then it will behave according to those parameters while you focus on other issues in your mix. You can use compression as a spare hand to control the fader levels that won’t work […]

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Two modern hardware classic compressors. This is the UA 1176 LN above the UA  Teletronix LA-2A

PROCESSING – DYNAMICS Part 1

  Two modern hardware classic compressors. This is the UA 1176 LN above the UA Teletronix LA-2A   WHAT exactly are DYNAMICS anyway? Dynamics processing deals with adjusting the dynamic range of a piece of audio.   That means deciding how loud or soft it will be, moment to moment. For our purposes, this is […]

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