Audio Concepts

66: Dynamics Part 2: How to Use a Compressor (and Why!)

The guys continue their discussion on dynamics – focusing on why you may want to use compression on a source and how to go about setting one up

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65: Dynamics Pt 1: What are “Dynamics” and Why Do We Care?

The guys talk about audio dynamics and the common tools used to control them (compressors, expanders, limiters, etc.,) – including why and when we may care about dynamics

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62: Can You Trust What You’re Hearing? (Davies Roberts – Flare Audio)

The guys chat with the founder of Flare Audio about resonances in speakers, headphones and in our actual ears that negatively affect how we perceive sound and music.

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54: What Latency is and How to Deal with it

The guys talk about latency: what causes it, why it’s problematic, how much is acceptable and how to deal with it in your studio.

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52: Back to Basics: Anatomy of an Interface

The guys explore all of the jacks, knobs, toggles, and switches of the typical audio interface and discuss some common mistakes and misconceptions.

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48: What is Phase (and How to Deal With it)

The guys explain the concept of phase in audio and talk about different techniques for checking and fixing phase issues – as well as why (and when) getting phase right is important.

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47: So You Want to Produce Music for a Living?

The guys talk about their experiences running studios and trying to earn a living producing music – including the technical tricks they’ve picked up as a result.

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46: How Loud Should My Songs Be?

The guys talk about the infamous concept of “loudness” – explaining the basics, the history (and deescalation) of the “loudness wars” and what you need to know to make sure your song quality doesn’t suffer because of some common pitfalls.

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39: What is Impedance? The For Dummies by Dummies Episode

The guys work (or maybe labor) to explain impedance in the context of the DIY recording studio – starting from basic concepts and moving on to practical tips and tricks for getting the best sound out of your setup (and not breaking anything!)

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38: DIY Recording Equipment and “The Deal” with Analog Gear

Vadim talks to Peterson Goodwyn of DIY Recording Equipment about whether analog equipment lives up to the hype, some very cool DIY Recording Equipment product lines, the accessibility and affordability of high quality analog gear, the zen of DIY, and more

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