audio engineering

  1. Tafadzwa Twabam

    General Mek Wi Tok Boht Equalization Kwaliti Fakta ahn Bandwidth

    Suh dis ting dem kaal kwaliti fakta na it di siem fah everitin fo heni myuuzik equalizer ar deh dey gwine bi som difrans boht dem tings?
  2. Scorpio

    General A Quick Guide To Panning Drums -- Audience vs Drummer's Perspective

    Whether you like panning your drums in an audience or drummer's perspective just make it sound good already. It's all that really matters at the end of the day. The rest of the talk is subjective opinions — a case of different tastes. To those of you who aren't familiar with the audience or...
  3. Bla Jedza

    General What's The Best Settings For FabFilter Pro-L Mastering Limiter?

    What would y'all recommend as a general-purpose go to best settings for FabFilter Pro-L VST mastering limiter?
  4. Bla Jedza

    Question Panning Hi-Hats In FL Studio?

    What's the best approach when panning Hi-Hats in FL Studio?
  5. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering What Is "RT60" Reverberation Time?

    RT60 is a standard measurement used to denote the time it takes for a reverb sound to decay by 60dB. In general here is a common reference for RT60 times: Generic room = 0.8 secs (800ms) Generic Medium Hall = 1 sec (1000ms) Generic Large Hall = 2.5 secs (2500ms) For example, if you were to...
  6. Bla Jedza

    Question High-Pass and Low-Pass Filter On Zimdancehall Vocals?

    What are good mixing settings when using either a high-pass filter or a low-pass filter on Zimdancehall vocals?
  7. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering Pro Audio FAQ: What Are Midfield Monitors?

    Pro audio speakers classified as "midfield monitors" are a different breed from "nearfield monitors", in the sense that they are designed to be used in situations where you are at least 2 meters to about 4 meters away from the speaker. Being too close to a midfield monitor setup defeats the...
  8. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering What Amount Of Headroom Should You Reserve For Audio Mastering?

    The amount of headroom you should reserve before mastering music after audio mixing is subjective. What matters the most is to avoid hard clipping i.e. making sure you are not going over 0 dBFS on the master fader. However, some sound engineers may recommend having your final mix peaking at -6...
  9. Goldmidi

    Reverb Room Size Explained

    A reverb's "room size parameter" simulates the dimensions of the desired space in the context of whether it's either a small space or a large environment. Large spaces typically have a longer decay time and wide stereo image whilst small rooms correspond to shorter decay time and also a narrow...
  10. Goldmidi

    Reverb Pre-delay Explained

    One of the most important parameter of any reverberation plugin is the "pre-delay parameter" which slightly sets back in time the dry input signal and the wet effected sound. Reverb pre-delay gives us a clue about the size of the room we are working with depending on the duration of the...
  11. Goldmidi

    Reverb Density Explained

    The parameter "Reverb density" usually controls the "thickness" of the reverb tails. A high-density setting will result in a much smoother effect due to thickness of the reverb. On the other hand, a low-density setting makes the reverb tail to sound thin and grainy. Although with low settings...
  12. Goldmidi

    Why Do Brickwall Mastering Limiters Sound Different?

    The main reason why software brickwall mastering limiters sound different is because of proprietary "ALGORITHMS" used by the developer. You can think of algorithms as different styles of approach which are meant to process audio with the motive of handling different program material. For...
  13. Scorpio

    What Is "LCR Panning" Technique In Sound Engineering?

    In sound engineering "LCR panning" is a technique of placing individual instruments in a mix dead center or far wide. That is, either panning audio tracks 100% on the left channel or 100% on the right channel. N.B. LCR panning is short for "Left-Center-Right panning." Moving forward, some...
  14. Goldmidi

    Foldback Distortion Explained

    Before you understand how foldback distortion works you need to have a basic knowledge about audio distortion. Of course, there several types of audio distortion but in this case let's focus on "hard-clipping distortion" to keep things simple. In the digital domain, hard-clipping distortion is...
  15. Goldmidi

    Reverb Diffusion Explained

    Reverb Diffusion (sometimes known as Early Reflections Diffusion) is a common parameter which you will come across on almost any reverb plugin. What reverb diffusion does is control the density of the reflections bouncing off the walls. Basically we can also put that across as the rate to...
  16. Borrowdale Barron

    What Audio Formats Are Supported By Soundcloud?

    What type of audio formats are supported by Soundcloud music streaming service?
  17. Borrowdale Barron

    Why Does Music Sound Different On Soundcloud?

    What's the underlying reason music sounds different when uploaded to Soundcloud online music streaming platform?
  18. Goldmidi

    What's The Difference Between Maximizers And Mastering Limiters?

    In the context of "audio mastering plugins" there is NO difference between audio plugins referred to as "maximizers" and those known as "brickwall limiters". The contrast is that some developers simply decide to name these digital audio processors as maximizer's whilst some may settle for the...
  19. Goldmidi

    Why Are Linear-Phase EQs Considered To Be Transparent?

    In audio processing "linear-phase EQs" do not necessarily alter the phase of the input audio during processing and subsequently the output audio isn't colored that's why linear-phase EQs are sometimes used for audio mastering purposes. Contrary to linear-phase EQs you have your generic...
  20. Goldmidi

    Brickwall Limiter Settings For Mastering Output Ceiling Level

    In audio mastering "brickwall limiting" is the final process before releasing a song. Every brickwall limiter or maximizer will have basic controls such as threshold, ceiling and release time. It's not uncommon for some brickwall limiters to have extra controls such as attack time, auto...