Electret Microphones

Electret materials have been known since the 1920s and were proposed as condenser microphone elements several times. However, people considered them impractical before the invention of the foil electret tat Bell Laboratories in 1961 by James West and Gerhard Sessler,...
Making Synth Stabs

Making Synth Stabs

INTRODUCTION   Here is a neat patch that is very simple but fine-tuned. Good quality patches are usually so because their parameter settings were dialed to “sweet-spots” by a trained ear rather than set to coarse values that seem to work in a similar...
Return Delay Magic

Return Delay Magic

  Producers often underestimate the creative advantages of using delay units on return tracks. This technique seems to get obscured by the fact that most delays have an adjustable dry/wet parameter which, when on anything other than 100%, makes the unit a...