Guitar Amplifiers & Cabinets

Guitar Amplifier 101 A guitar amplifier is a device that amplifies the signal. In other words, it strengthens the audio signal that comes from a source such as electric, acoustic or bass guitar. Altered signal is then expressed through a loudspeaker which is typically...

Categories of Film Music

For any person interested in composing for movies or television, it is very important to understand the difference between different kinds of background scores. This article will precisely do that. The music that we hear while watching T.V. shows or movies is not as...

Delay Effects

  What is ‘Delay’?   When someone shouts on top of a hill, the person hears himself back after sometime with a reduced volume. This phenomenon is known as ‘echo’. The same phenomenon when recreated artificially in the studio is known as ‘Delay’.   Going by the book, A...

ADSR Envelope and Gate Signals

  This article will discuss the basics of both envelopes and gate signals. Both the concepts are closely related and putting them together will be more meaningful.   What is an envelope signal?   An envelope signal is a subsonic, aperiodic, unipolar positive and...

Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) Explained

  What is a VCA?   A VCA is a processor that can alter the amplitude of a signal proportional to the control voltage applied to its amplitude modulation control input. In simple words it is just an amplifier whose output you can control with a control signal....