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close-up of part of the front panel of a Neve 1073 DPD dual channel preamp

LINE CONDITIONERS, PREAMPS AND D.I. BOXES

    Today I’ll look at the preamp, the line conditioner and the D.I. box, all useful tools in a home studio.  A line conditioner is less common in home situations but is still very handy. You will certainly use DI boxes and preamps, whether standalone units or built into a mixer or console or […]

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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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CM Labs CM64 programmable recallable analog patchbays

SIGNAL FLOWS, ROUTING AND PATCHBAYS

This post sounds pretty tedious!   Signal flows, routing and patchbays, indeed. Well, it’s pretty useful stuff, but you don’t need a patchbay in most home studios these days, since most traditional outboard boxes (meaning effects units, compressors, EQs, etc) now come in the form of a plug-in inside your DAW, so you probably don’t […]

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