Sound FX Design: Perception vs. Reality

I remember an incident years ago where I was once locked in my studio creating sound effects from a list of over 1000 sounds needed for a new shoot-em up game when a producer walked … Read more

Multiband Compression: What Is It and Why Use It?

Compression is a common technique used by all audio engineers and producers, and is one of the only processing techniques used throughout the entire recording process. Tracking Mixing/Editing Mastering Most of the common uses for compression … Read more

3 Commonly Used Types of Dynamic Compression

Once again you may find yourself sitting in front of your speakers, listening to your mix, and wondering: "Why are certain instruments getting lost in the mix while other are cutting through almost too harshly?" … Read more

The Swedish Pop Phenomenon

Sweden and Pop music: a match made in heaven it seems. Why? Why is this music success coming from a country in northern Scandinavia - a country with a population of less than ten million? One … Read more

Why is Your iLok Phoning Home to an Ad Network?

When most people think of the phrase “phoning home” they probably reminisce about the titular character of Stephen Spielberg’s critically acclaimed E.T.; when we think about the phrase “phoning home” we most likely feel like … Read more