What is a De-esser?

De-essers De-essing is the method of reducing the loudness of frequencies in vocal recordings that cause spitting or piercing when an “ess or shh” sound is made. This is called […]

Why Monitor in Mono? by Simon Duggal In many professional studios you will find a single speaker (usually Auratone or similar) located between the left and right nearfield monitors. This […]


Equalizers An equalizer is a device or plug-in that allows you to change the tonal characteristics of a particular sound. It’s much like the bass and treble controls on you […]

What is a Limiter?

Limiters Limiters are much like compressors. They both process dynamic levels in pretty much the same way though the difference is that limiters have a much greater ratio.

Reference Guide to Equalizing Bass Guitar The bottom or deep low end of the bass guitar sound lives between 50Hz and 80Hz. The attack or thump of the sound is […]

What is Routing?

Routing to an auxiliary channel There are times when you may want to route (send) groups of channels  to another channel. An auxiliary is simply a channel that is configured […]

How to use Compression

Compressors Compressors are used to obtain a more consistent level by reducing loud parts of the recording without squashing the peaks. This allows you to increase the level of the […]

Microphones Explained

Microphones There are essentially two main types of microphone: Dynamic and Condenser. Dynamic Dynamic microphones can handle very high sound pressure levels making them best suited for recording loud sounds […]