Disclosures military-friendly-logo

(877) 206-6206

Understanding Bit Depth Resolution

Posted by Carter William Humphrey

May 26, 2015 2:30:00 PM

In digital audio, there are two main concepts that govern the quality of the audio: sample rate & bit depth. As the name implies, sample rate is the rate at which the digital samples are recorded. The higher the sample rate, the higher the maximum frequency the digital system can capture and/or reproduce. But what is bit depth? In this post bit depth and how it applies to audio will explained. By understanding how bit depth affects digital audio you will be able to make better decisions about your sessions resolution.

 

Read More

The Difference Between Compressor Types

Posted by Robb Krysl

May 21, 2015 2:30:00 PM

There are many different types of compressor circuits and each one has it's own characteristics. In past posts we have covered the different parameters of a compressor, how to setup a compressor using the compression procedure and multiband compression. All of those posts help you understand how and why we use compression in music and audio production. This post however will introduce you to the differences in sound between each type of compression circuit. This will help you choose the most appropriate compressor(s) quicker, keeping you working in a creative mindset and ultimately save you time.

 

Read More

Topics: Compression

Understanding Multiband Compression - Part 3

Posted by Carter William Humphrey

May 19, 2015 12:30:00 PM

In part 2, we explored a multiband compressor plugin. In part 3, we will finish with some common multiband compression applications. With the information in this three part series you will be able to utilize multiband compression effectively and confidently. Enjoy having more control when mixing and mastering!

Read More

Topics: Multiband Compression

Understanding Multiband Compression - Part 2

Posted by Carter William Humphrey

May 14, 2015 3:30:00 PM

In Understanding Multiband Compression - Part 1, we explored multiband compression as a concept. In part 2 we will be looking at a plugin multiband compressor's parameters and how they affect audio. By understanding each parameters control you will be able to dial in Multiband Compression more effectively when utilizing the applications from the upcoming Part 3 of this series!

 

Read More

Topics: Multiband Compression

Understanding Multiband Compression
 - Part 1

Posted by Carter William Humphrey

May 12, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Multiband Compression divides the audio spectrum into multiple frequency bands (think highs, mids and lows) and compresses each band separately. This allows for greater control over of the audio being processed than a standard compressor. Multiband Compression can seem complicated, but within this three part series you will learn not only how and why these tools work so well, but also how to utilize them in your workflow!

 

Read More

Topics: Multiband Compression

Using a Musician's Mentality in EDM and Other Programmed Music

Posted by Robb Krysl

May 7, 2015 12:05:00 PM

Programmed electronic music has become very popular. One aspect of music that tends to get overlooked by a lot of programmers however is what musicians refer to as "Feel". "Feel" or feeling is lost when a song is programmed without variations to each voice. A great way to make your programmed electronic music stand out is to add feel into your tracks by Using a Musician's Mentality in your music. By adding in variations similar to what a musician performs your tracks will sound more interesting and alive.

Read More

Topics: Professional Training for Music Production

Noize Tank's Guide to Massive Tracks through Layering

Posted by Noize Tank

May 5, 2015 3:30:00 PM

 

One of the most useful and powerful techniques for producing a “fat” sound is called layering. Layering is when multiple sounds play the same notes at the same time. This can be done with percussion, synths and other instruments allowing you to create complex and massive sounds that simply aren't possible coming from a single sound source. The real advantage is that you will have huge custom tracks and spend less time trying to dial in one specific sound.

 

 

 

 

Read More

Topics: midi, How To Guides, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Layering, EDM

Signal Flow: The Most Important Aspect of Audio Engineering - Part 2

Posted by Robb Krysl

Apr 30, 2015 3:30:00 PM

 

In the first part of our Signal Flow and Routing series you were introduced to the different terms involved with Routing your signals. Learning these terms is key when it comes to fully understanding Signal Flow and Routing. In Part 2 you will be learning how to use the pathways discussed in Part 1. If you are having trouble getting signals from point A to point B, this post is for you! After today you will be able to route signals confidently. This means you will be utilizing better workflows and spending less time getting the sound you desire as an Audio Engineer! The real benefit is that you won’t be stuck thinking about the technical side and can keep focused on the creative aspects of Music Production.

 

 

Read More

Topics: signal flow, mixing and mastering, DAWs, How To Guides, Music Production, Audio Engineering

Signal Flow: The Most Important Aspect of Audio Engineering - Part 1

Posted by Robb Krysl

Apr 28, 2015 3:30:00 PM

There are a lot of great new tips and techniques for producing amazing music coming out everyday, but there is one subject that a lot of new Engineers and Producers don’t fully understand. Signal Flow, also known as Routing, is the most important aspect of the Audio Engineering side of Music Production.

Part 1 in our multi-part series will introduce you to the different terms involved with Routing your signals. Understanding Routing will help you to conserve CPU power for your Virtual Instruments and create that sick lead your hearing in your head. You want to be a Pro? This is the first step, so let’s get started!  

 

 

Read More

Topics: signal flow, Music Production, Audio Engineering

Troubleshooting and Repair Skills Audio Professionals Need to Know!

Posted by Robb Krysl

Apr 23, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Repair basics are very important to know if you work with audio equipment on a daily basis. There are a number of basic technical issues Audio Professionals will run into in the studio that will need to get fixed immediately. In this post we will walk through some common basic issues you will encounter as an Audio Engineer or Producer. By knowing these basic skills you will be able to keep a session running, save money on Audio Tech. bills and take pride in being able to repair something. Want to learn to clean potentiometers? We have a post for that!

 

 

Read More

Topics: How To Guides

Click Here! Pinnacle College Information

Subscribe to Email Updates

Music Production Recording Arts Program Pinnacle College
Call or Visit Pinnacle College

Posts by Topic

see all