Understanding Phase and Phasing

Understanding Phase and Phasing

Phase (sometimes called “position”) is the orientation of a cyclical waveform in time, relative to a another cyclical waveform.   Here is an analogy on a less abstract level… If I were to start singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from the lyrics “up above...
Loudness and Level – The Difference

Loudness and Level – The Difference

In the early 1930s, two researchers at Bell Labs named Harvey Fletcher and W.A. Munson uncovered perhaps the most significant psychoacoustic phenomenon in history. They found that the frequency of a sound affects our perception of its loudness. In other words, two...
The Importance of Articulation

The Importance of Articulation

Articulation in music is the same idea as articulation in anything else. Specifically, it answers “how” something is said. In our case, the instruments are speaking, and they can “say” the notes in any way you choose. Think of the notes as the...