Tube Distortion

Tube or Valve amplifiers   Tube, also known as valve amplifiers, are audio processing units that are widely praised for their characteristic sound associated with vacuum tube components embedded in them. Before the era of commercially introduced transistors in...

Transient Shaper

Transient Shaper, in some cases called transient designer or modulator, is a type of audio processor whose core is designed quite similarly to the compressor. It could be best described as a level-independent dynamic processor. It is similar to compressor and expander...

Noise Gate

Introduction   An audio effect called noise gate can be regarded as an expander with a slope of -∞. With this feature, the effect results in total muting of the signal below the chosen threshold. As already deduced from its name, the basic application of noise...

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...