Maximizer (digital peak limiter) is a dynamic processing device that increases the level of the audio signal during mastering. Sometimes other types of devices are called maximizers, for example, psychoacoustic processing such as BBE Sonic Maximizer – we will not consider them here. We will get acquainted with the principles of operation of dynamic processing devices and compare with each other some popular models of software maximizers.
Volume and levels
The sound volume depends not only on the sound level (or sound pressure), but also on its spectral-temporal composition. If the frequency balance of the phonogram is already determined and it is Continue reading
This article will focus not so much on noise, as you might think by reading the headline, but on the music performed by the musicians and the musicians themselves. The author sketched a kind of classification of people who write electronic music. Obviously, this article could be supplemented, and recall a few more types. It is also obvious that the author’s opinion is subjective, and it’s not necessary to take this classification as a reference manual, but something can be gleaned.
Inspiration, magnetic tape rings scattered all over the place, endless doubts as to whether this or that, something middle or something completely different or something like that – the stimulating mechanisms of the creators of noise music are as vague and ambiguous as she is. Motives that are hard to believe give birth Continue reading
Sound is one of the types of information that a person receives from the outside world in addition to information, in addition to other sensory organs (vision, touch, smell). Since ancient times, sounds have surrounded man, and most of them have been unknowingly associated and continue to be associated with certain feelings and perceptions. Some, with fear (roar, screaming, bestial howl), others, on the contrary, have peace and relaxation (the sound of sea waves, the murmur of a stream, calm breathing, the rustling of trees, birdsong). Some sounds, known and ubiquitous, become neutral and mundane, while new and unknown sounds, on the contrary, cause alarm and confusion. Animals can easily distinguish menacing sounds from everyone else. Man, as a Continue reading