Home Studio Series” Vol. 5 tells how compressors, gates, reverb, and delay can improve your home music recordings
September 19, 2012, (Pennsauken, NJ) — In addition to microphones and a DAW/console, an essential part of any home music studio set-up is the audio signal processing gear. From the dynamics control of compressors, limiters, and gates to the effects processing of reverb and delay, these tools are integral to producing a professional-sounding product. For an inexperienced engineer, the precise functions of these effects can be somewhat mysterious, and the overuse of plug-ins and outboard gear is commonplace — even among the pros.
Using Processors and Effects: How Compressors, Gates, Reverb, Delay (and more) Can Help Your Recordings is the fifth in Disc Makers' “Home Studio Series” of free download guides, which will culminate in an upcoming eBook and PDF mega-guide that spans topics from building a professional home studio, making great audio mixes at home, tips on how to record specific instruments, and the psychology of music production.
Using Processors and Effects focuses on understanding how audio processors like compressors and limiters function, and knowing how and when to use effects such as delay and reverb to make you a better producer and help to enhance the sound quality of your recordings.
“We're shifting into the use and functions of the gear in your music studio,” says Andre Calilhanna, one of the authors of the latest guide. "We've covered the design and acoustic treatments for your home studio, and gear and mic choices, and now we're getting into working in your home music studio environment. When the series has run its course, we'll have spanned the process from build-out to final mix, with lots of insight from engineers and producers with tips on recording, producing, and getting the best tones in your environment."
Disc Makers, the nation’s leading independent disc manufacturer, maintains Echoes, a DIY music blog, and has published over a dozen guides aimed at helping musicians sustain their own careers
Volumes available for free download from Disc Makers in the Home Studio Series include: Building a Professional Home Studio: A No-Skimping Guide to Turning Your Living Room Into An A-Room, Creating a Home Project Studio, How To Get Optimal Results From Your Space and Budget, The $999 Home Studio Guide, The essential gear to get your studio off the ground, and The Home Studio Microphone Guide, Finding the right mics for every situation and every budget.
In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation’s leading independent CD & DVD manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplication systems as well as complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, custom disc packaging, and vinyl record pressing for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses for the last 70 years. Disc Makers also offers a variety of additional services including download cards, posters, custom USB Flash drives, music distribution, in-house audio mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, award-winning graphic design, and their Blog, which offers free tools and professional advice from industry experts. Disc Makers’ main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Nashville.
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