The Haas Effect

The history of the Haas effect   The precedence or Haas effect has first been discussed back in 1949 in the works of H. Wallach, E. Newman and M. Rosenzweig in their publication named “ The Precedence Effect in Sound Localization”. The authors discussed the...

Sidechain Compression

  What is Sidechain compression?   Sidechain compression, also known as ducking, is an audio effect commonly used in radio and pop music, especially dance music. In sidechain compression, the presence of one audio signal reduces the level of another one. In...

Parallel Processing

Serial Processing   In audio processing, we can say there are two main ways of adding effects to a chain in just about any DAW. The first one works by basically interrupting the dry audio signal of an audio or software instrument.  You can do this by using the...

Nonlinear Audio Processing

Nonlinear Systems   Digital signal processing is mainly based on linear time-invariant systems. The assumption of linearity and time invariance is for sure valid for a great variety of technical systems. Especially for the systems where input and output signals...

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...