Reverb Parameters - How to Set a Reverb Processor
Unless you're living in a tent in the middle of the desert, you are exposed to numerous natural reverberations every day. Our ears perceive reverberations that our brain interprets automatically to i…
Sidechain - How Does a Sidechain Work?
Back in the analog area, audio effects with a sidechain circuit were rare and usually among the most expensive. So sidechain was used only in big productions to fine tune the processing of certain re…
How to Set an EQ - Understanding EQ Parameters
An EQ changes the level of frequencies in an audio signal. It allows you to define one or more frequency bands to amplify or attenuate them. In order to achieve this, the EQ uses different filters.
Parameters of a Compressor - How to Set Up a Compressor
A compressor basically serves to reduce signal dynamics, that is to say the difference between loud and quiet signal parts.
TC-Helicon Harmony Singer test - Pocket Harmonies
More than half of the guitarists in this world sing. Based on this survey, TC-Helicon designed the Harmony Singer, a compact pedal with reverb and 2 voice harmonies based on guitar chords. This isn’t…
Optimize Your Reverberant Space for the Best Possible S… - Understanding Digital Reverb Parameters
There's nothing like the sound of real reverb, such as what you hear in a cathedral or symphonic hall. That's because reverb is made up of a virtually infinite number of waves bouncing around within …
TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch Review - The TC Touch
Vocal effects are present more than ever in modern music, but if you want special effects, you don't give the control to the sound engineer. Loopers are also hip, especially for artists making solo p…
Have Fun with Noise Gates - Noise Gates Don't Have to be Boring
Noise gates aren't as relevant as they were back in the analog days, when hiss was an uninvited intruder on anything you recorded. But noise gates can do some really cool special effects that have no…
Exploring the Art of Filthy Signal Mutation - Extreme Drum Processing
I like music with a distinctly electronic edge, but also want a human "feel." Trying to resolve these seemingly contradictory ideals has led to some fun experimentation, but one of the more recent "h…
How to Compress a Guitar or Bass - Dynamics Processing Meets Rock Guitar
Dynamics processing with studio-oriented processors? Been there, done that. But have you re-visited it lately in a guitar context? Dynamics control for vocals or program material is very different co…