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...
How to Make a Bass that Stands Out in the Mix

How to Make a Bass that Stands Out in the Mix

  In addition to drum sounds and overall rhythm, the bass is surely one of the most important elements which need a lot of attention in the mix. Making it stand out in the mix, especially in today’s electronic dance music, can be a tedious process. This is...
Create Continuous Movement

Create Continuous Movement

  Filtering in the realm of music production is by no means a new thing. Nevertheless, it’s one of the most used techniques regarding audio processing. These days we have an abundance of filter types ranging from simple low and high cut, all the way up to...

Bowed String Instruments: Violin

The violin is a mechanically simple but acoustically complex instrument. Interestingly, it was not progressively developed and improved over time, but suddenly appeared around 1550, in its current form. The two oldest violin-makers in history were from northern Italy:...

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,...