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Microphone Overload

Distortions in a sound system are all too often blamed on the microphone. In fact, it is rarely the microphones fault, but the preamp it is connected to...

What is “Sound”?

Sound Waves Sound is an acoustical energy, a class of physical kinetic energy, is composed of fluctuating waves of pressure in a physical medium such...

Microphone Output Level / Sensitivity

Because microphone elements are very small, the electric signal generated is very small in comparison with line level devices such as instruments and mixing...
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What is Audio Mixing?

Audio mixing is a process where multiple recorded sounds are adjusted or combined into one or more audio tracks or channels to create a...
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Microphone Transient Response

Transient response is the measure of a microphones ability to capture a very sudden sound “attack”. The limitations of a microphones transient response are...

What is Audio Mastering?

The Art of Mastering Your Audio Audio mastering is one of the basic post-production components of preparing professional music recordings such an album, radio or...