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49 Hot Signal Processing Tips

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989

The more imagination you apply to signal processors, the more you can get out of them. Craig Anderton presents 49 tips that take you beyond stock effects and into new ways of creating your own sonic signature.

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.

Cause An Effect

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Music Technology, May 1991

Effects processing is now an integral part of a recording studio - large or small. Aaron Hallas goes back to basics in this introduction to sound treatment.

Compression and Limiting

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1984
Studio Sound Techniques

The lowdown on Compressor-Limiters, and how to use them.

Compressors - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Recording Musician, Feb 1993
Sound Workshop

What's a compressor? Why do you need one? How do you use it? Paul White reveals all.

Delay Technology

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1984

Flanging, phasing, echo and reverb etc. all described in full.

Delaying Tactics

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1984

Having fun with digital delays.

Describing the Delay

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Home & Studio Recording, May 1987

There's a lot more to the humble digital delay than meets the eye. Paul White investigates.

Digital Reverb Guide

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Jul 1987

Mark Jenkins brings you a round-up of the current state of the digital reverb market.

Digital Signal Processing - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Nov 1989
PART TWO: Basic Effects

PART 2: Carrying on from last month's explanation of the basic principles of digital signal processing, Jim Grant explains how to put these into practice and create some useful and familiar effects.

Digital Signal Processing - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989
Digital Filtering

PART 3: In this final part, Jim Grant builds upon the basic DSP operations of arithmetic and delay, covered in the previous articles, and concentrates on some modern day applications.

Digital Signal Processing - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Computing, Digital Audio, Effects Processing | Sound On Sound, Oct 1989
An introduction

PART 1: Digital Signal Processing is rapidly becoming more familiar to musicians and home recordists as digital effects become ever more commonplace. Nevertheless, the technology and principles behind it remain a mystery to most. In this new series Jim Grant offers a straightforward explanation of how DSPs work.

Effective Automation - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
Creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects

Paul Gilby takes a look at the first MIDI controlled effect - Yamaha's D1500 which heralds a series on creative mixing with MIDI controlled devices.

Effective Automation - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Part 2 sees Roland's SBX-80 Sync Box and SRV-2000 Reverb jump into action as Paul Gilby explains the practicalities of creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects.

Effective Reverb - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Recording Musician, Apr 1993
Drums and Percussion

Nowhere is the correct use of reverb more important than in the treatment of drum and percussion sounds. We reveal all — and we tell you a bit about reverb too.

Effective Reverb - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Recording Musician, Mar 1993
Vocals

Paul White discusses how to use reverb in the context of a mix, this month focussing on lead and backing vocals.

Enter The Time Domain

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1983
Add Another Dimension to Your Sound!

FX F'ORTS

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Making Music, May 1986

Gates

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Recording Musician, May 1993

If you're swamped in hiss, then you may need this — the full SP on gates and their uses. But listen carefully: I may be asking questions.

Gating Techniques

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, Recording | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1984

'Noise Gates' are now an inherent part of modern recording practice. We explain their function and provide some practical applications.

Getting Excited

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Home & Studio Recording, May 1985

An explanation of psychoacoustic signal enhancers and their possible applications.

Guide To Electronic Music Techniques

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1982
Flanging

Guide to Electronic Music Techniques

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1981
Phasing

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: 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.

 

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