Overdrive

Distortion confusion   ”Overdrive” is a gain-based effect which people often mistake as a distortion effect. It’s pretty hard to draw the line between the two, especially when it comes to guitar effect pedals. One of the simplest ways to...

Multiband Compressor

  A compressor is an audio tool that helps to alter the dynamic range of a signal by reducing the volume of louder parts or by amplifying quieter parts. It is without a doubt one of the most important tools in the modern audio world. This blog will discuss a very...

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...