“Compression” is one of those many audio terms that you hear a lot but maybe don’t truly understand. You wouldn’t be alone. There are lots of ways to get confused. First of all, “audio compression” is different from “data compression,” which refers to making a large file smaller (like turning wav audio file into an…… See More
These are posts that involve the topic of editing audio.
DAW stands for “Digital Audio Workstation.” But what does that mean? Is it the same thing as an audio editor? If not, what is the difference? The answers aren’t really absolute. But there are enough features that generally apply to both types of recording software programs that I think I can help dispel confusion about…… See More
iZotope RX6 is selected as Musictech.net’s Gear of the Year 2017 in the “software effect utility” category. RX6 was chosen for its ability to sort out any manner of audio problem, including removing distortions, reverb, and clicks. The advanced edition of RX6 can fix rustles, wind, and isolate dialogue. Eventide Fission is a strong runner…… See More
If you’ve heard the term “audio normalization,” or just anything like “you should normalize your audio?” you may well wonder “what the heck does that mean? Isn’t my audio normal? Do I have abnormal audio?” And you would be right to wonder that. Because the term is not really very self-explanatory. So what else is…… See More
You may have heard of the term, “side chain” or “sidechain” in audio recording. As with so many things in the audio recording realm, the term sounds more complex than what it actually means. So what DOES “sidechain” mean already? Okay, let’s start with a basic description of how an effect (think compression or EQ)…… See More