Step Sequencer

What is a step sequencer?   Step sequencers were originally hardware modules. They produced a limited number of control signals in a steady, pulsed sequence that kept repeating until deactivated. The output of the signal could be sent to some other synthesizer...

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Part 2

Digital audio workstations are mainly divided into two types, which are integrated and software DAW`s. Even though they share common functionalities, I’ll explain them separately.   Integrated DAW’s   An integrated DAW consists of a mixing...
Understanding Phase and Phasing

Understanding Phase and Phasing

Phase (sometimes called “position”) is the orientation of a cyclical waveform in time, relative to a another cyclical waveform.   Here is an analogy on a less abstract level… If I were to start singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from the lyrics “up above...

Parametric EQ Explained

The birth of a Parametric EQ   1950’s saw the growth of equalizers as an audio production tool. Until 1970’s if any kind of Equalizer existed it had fixed centre frequencies. Graphic equalizers were pretty famous until that point but people wanted to break out of...