Crystal Microphones

  What is a Crystal Microphone?   The crystal microphone is the type most widely used in lower cost installations. It has relatively high output level and high impedance. A long cable will reduce the high output voltage available from a crystal microphone...

Fuzz Distortion

What is Fuzz distortion?   Fuzz distortion is a type of audio effect usually associated with altering the tone of electric guitars. Nevertheless, it can be applicable to almost any other type of instrument or audio signal. Unlike common distortion pedals which...

Optical Compressor

Opto-Compressor 101   An optical compressor, often called opto-compressor, is a dynamic range attenuator. In the first place, a light source in a photosensitive cell controls the gain reduction in a optical compressor. In the core of the mentioned compressor...
Modern Dubstep Leads

Modern Dubstep Leads

As Dubstep evolved from earth-shaking sub-focused grooves to screechy madness, it gave birth to some basses that have become standard repertoire for producers. Although they have, frankly, been overused, it is useful to know how to recreate them. They can give your...