Modeling Amplifiers for Guitar

Modeling amplifiers look like conventional guitar amplifiers but are primarily designed to emulate the sound of well-known modern and vintage amplification gear. They come in diverse speaker configurations and are able to provide a variety of sound at any...

M-S Recording Technique

The “Mid/Side”, or M-S recording technique, was first designed by EMI engineer Alan Blumlein. He invented the method in 1933 and used it for some of the first stereophonic recordings. The M-S microphone recording technique is commonly used in broadcasts,...

Binaural Sound

Stereophonic sound recording, as we know it today, comes from the patent of Alan Blumlein. He developed what he called a “binaural sound” in 1931. It started when he and his wife viewed a “talkie”(an early sound film) at a local cinema. Blumlein noted that the sound...
Using Formants to Synthesize Vowel Sounds

Using Formants to Synthesize Vowel Sounds

What are Formants?     Formants are the characteristic amplitude peaks in the spectrum of resonant sound sources. They result due to excitation of fixed resonant chambers and are the most significant contribution to the timbre of tonal instruments. In...
Spice Up Your Vocals

Spice Up Your Vocals

Vocals have to be one of the hardest types of audio material for sound processing. In most cases, they should be dominant in the entire mix, but at the same time, they should not overpower other elements. Because of this, there is an entire world of vocal processing...