Audio Limiter

What is a limiter?   A Limiter, as its name suggest, is a audio effect that allows signals below a specified input power or level to pass unaffected while attenuating the peaks of the stronger audio signal that exceed this threshold. Modern versions often offer...

FET Compressor

Field Effect Transistor   FET compressors, which stands for field effect transistor, are devices from the family of dynamic audio effects. So how did they come about? As small transistors began to replace large tubes, later compressor devices were based on field...

Sample-Based Synthesis

Synthesize Using Samplers   Sample-based synthesis is a form of audio synthesis that mainly involves use of samplers, either hardware or software. The main difference between this form of audio synthesis and the others is that it uses sampled sounds or...

VCA Compressor

What are VCA compressors?   VCA (stands for voltage controlled amplifier) compressors are perhaps compressors with the fastest response of the attack and release parameters. They are usually cheaper than tube or optical compressors. VCA’s also tend to have...
Ways to Wobble

Ways to Wobble

Needless to say, most Dubstep is characterized by wobbly, unstable bass timbres. The technique was made popular with the birth of subtractive synthesizers. However, it has evolved into something way more exotic. There are a number of ways to impose this sort of...