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A Basic Guide To Acoustic Sound Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals, Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

Rudi Cazeaux explores the nature of sound and presents some basic guidelines for synthesizing the various standard groups of acoustic instruments.

All Things Being Equal

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, Sound Fundamentals | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985
Equalisation

Equalisation in the studio is a major aspect of most recording work. We take you through the basics and give a guide to some of the better buys.

Anatomy Of A Studio - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Home Studio, Recording Studios, Sound Fundamentals | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1984
Studio Wiring

Studio Wiring - how to interconnect all that equipment you've been buying.

Anatomy Of A Studio - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1984
The Mixer

A brand new series that delves into the intricacies of studio equipment. Part 1: The Mixer.

Bandwidth Bandwagon

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Music Technology, Mar 1987

It's the most oft-quoted specification of them all, yet frequency response is also one of the most confusing aspects of music machine performance. Paul White reveals the facts behind the figures.

Bio Music

Feature | Topic: Performing, Sound Fundamentals, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1981

An intriguing evaluation of the way the human body reacts to music.

Bits 'n' Pieces - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Recording, Sound Fundamentals | Recording Musician, Nov 1992
An Introduction to Digital Audio

Digital audio explained from the ground up — bit by bit!

Bits 'n' Pieces - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Recording, Sound Fundamentals | Recording Musician, Dec 1992
Digital Audio

How tapeless recording works and what advantages it has over conventional recording systems.

Decibel Games

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1984
Interconnect

A thorough explanation of the 'decibel' (dB) and its applications in recording.

Digitally Yours...

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Sound Fundamentals | Music Technology, Aug 1988

We've been sold and resold the idea that digital is better than analogue, but what is digital sound and why is it revolutionising music technology? Peter Bergren counts the bits.

Discussing Decibels

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | International Musician, Apr 1975

Discussing Decibels

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | International Musician, Jul 1975

Great Audio Concepts - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Dec 1987

The first of a two-part explanation of essential audio facts you really should know if you want to convince people you know what you are talking about when it comes to sound and music! David Mellor is your guide.

Great Audio Concepts Of Our Time - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Jan 1988

Bamboozled by technical specs? David Mellor explains how to 'interpret' audio equipment specifications and also gives the lowdown on that little understood concept, Barkhausen noise.

Harmonics

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1981

How It Works - Digital Audio - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

In the second instalment of our 'How It Works' series, engineer/musician David Mellor focuses on the operational principles of digital audio systems.

How It Works - Loudspeakers - Part 7

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987

Last month, David Mellor explained how loudspeaker drive units work and how manufacturers sometimes try to pull the acoustic wadding over our ears. Part 2 tells the story of how the loudspeaker works as a system, the reason for crossovers, and gives a couple of hints on how to make BIY (bodge-it-yourself) cabinets.

How It Works - Loudspeakers - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987

Another in our 'How It Works' series. David Mellor kicks off a two-part investigation into the practicalities of bins, horns, tweeters and woofers. Baffled? You won't be once you've read this!

How It Works - Noise Reduction - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, Recording, Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Jun 1987

David Mellor continues our 'How It Works' series with an investigation of the many ways available to help silence your recordings!

How It Works - Tape Machines - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

You can always get more out of your equipment if you know more about it. David Mellor begins a new series that explores the innermost workings of various studio devices. This month: the Tape Recorder.

How It Works - The Microphone - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Microphones, Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Jul 1987

Continuing our 'How It Works' series, David Mellor lays bare the facts about the applications and workings of the commonest types of microphone.

How It Works: the Noise Gate - Part 10

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988

What is a Noise Gate? What on earth is a MIDI Noise Gate? David Mellor supplies the answers and explains some standard and not so standard gating techniques, with special reference to the BSS Audio DPR 502 MIDI Noise Gate.

How It Works: the Power Amplifier - Part 11

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Otherwise known as the big black box at the bottom of the rack, the power amplifier is the most unglamorous piece of audio equipment known to man. David Mellor seeks out its finer qualities.

Looking at Microphones

Feature | Topic: Microphones, Sound Fundamentals | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1981

Mikes - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Microphones, Sound Fundamentals | One Two Testing, Dec 1983

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