The Timpani – Orchestral Percussions

The timpani, also known as kettledrum, is an established member of the symphony orchestra and probably one of the percussion instruments with the longest tradition. In the 13th century, the Crusaders and Saracens brought the first timpani to southern and western...
Loudness and Level – The Difference

Loudness and Level – The Difference

In the early 1930s, two researchers at Bell Labs named Harvey Fletcher and W.A. Munson uncovered perhaps the most significant psychoacoustic phenomenon in history. They found that the frequency of a sound affects our perception of its loudness. In other words, two...
Maximize Loudness With These Processing Tips

Maximize Loudness With These Processing Tips

Maximizing the Loudness of Your Mix   The loudness war is over. EDM artists are too busy finding ways to get their mixes sounding louder to reminisce about the days of dynamics. Although I agree with the loudness conservatives who say they’d “rather hear a...
Reading Meters – How to Utilize Metering Tools

Reading Meters – How to Utilize Metering Tools

Despite the utmost importance of listening to your mix, looking at it is also necessary. Meters are the visual aids for decision making. They divulge clipping and other undesirable content that is too subtle to hear during production but may become obvious after...