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
Many musicians who have never worked in the accompaniment of domestic pop stars naively believe that this is an undoubted success for the musician, contributing to further professional and career growth. Speaking at the stadium, in the spotlight, surrounded by television cameras is considered more prestigious than playing in a restaurant or a small club. Yes, it’s worth adding to this, many people think that the musicians of the “star” bands receive some kind of sky-high salary. As a result, they have the opportunity to buy expensive tools, professional equipment, as well as apartments, cars, etc. Of course, it is quite logical to conclude that working with the stars is beneficial in that the musician of her team is gradually acquiring acquaintances, connections that give hope for the future. As the saying goes, “do not have a hundred rubles, but have a hundred friends.” Continue reading
Most people are well aware of the process of recording music at a concert or in a studio. You record individual fragments or individual performance on tape. Ultimately, all of these fragments need to be collected in the final master copy, which is then sent to the factory, where replication is carried out. The process of making the final master copy is called mastering. It involves three stages:
1. Installation: All necessary tape recordings are transferred to the digital editing console. The compositions are arranged in the correct order and between them certain intervals are made. The beginnings and ends of songs are reduced to complete silence or to the natural background of the concert hall, or are made out in accordance with your wishes. Pops, clicks, and noise can often be eliminated at Continue reading