Nonlinear Audio Processing

Nonlinear Systems   Digital signal processing is mainly based on linear time-invariant systems. The assumption of linearity and time invariance is for sure valid for a great variety of technical systems. Especially for the systems where input and output signals...

Mid/Side Processing

What is Mid/Side processing?   Mid/Side processing is a special way to process stereo signals. This stereo signal consists of 2 mono signals, one for the left and one for the right channel. However, when we create this stereo signal, it is likely that some sounds...

Step Sequencer

What is a step sequencer?   Step sequencers were originally hardware modules. They produced a limited number of control signals in a steady, pulsed sequence that kept repeating until deactivated. The output of the signal could be sent to some other synthesizer...

Arpeggiator

What is an arpeggio?   According to the musical theory, an arpeggio is a type of a broken chord in which the notes that compose the chord are played or sung in rising or descending order. An arpeggio can also span more than one octave. Even though the notes of an...

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Part 2

Digital audio workstations are mainly divided into two types, which are integrated and software DAW`s. Even though they share common functionalities, I’ll explain them separately.   Integrated DAW’s   An integrated DAW consists of a mixing...

Digital audio Workstation (DAW) Part 1

What is a DAW?   A definition of Digital Audio Workstation or DAW, in short, would be: “A Digital Audio Workstation is a computer-controlled system or networked collection of components that allows all of the major digital recording, processing, editing and...