1. Exploring The Digital Control And Analog Sounds Of The McDSP APB-16 Processing Box

    Exploring The Digital Control And Analog Sounds Of The McDSP APB-16 Processing Box
    Just over a year ago at the 2019 NAMM Show, plug-in purveyors McDSP announced they would be releasing a new 19-inch rackmount processing box. Dubbed the APB-16, McDSP's innovation gives users digital control via plug-ins over analog processing that is actually happening inside the physical unit itself. Integrating the McDSP APB-16 into your rig is as simple as connecting via Thunderbolt to your computer. From there, you can process up to 16 mono (or eight stereo channels), and if that's not enough, you can daisy chain five APB-16s together for a grand total of 80 channels. Working with the processors is extremely easy, as you're able to save pre-sets and recall session settings in mere seconds. Continue reading →
  2. Buyer's Guide: Compressors/Limiters

    Buyer's Guide: Compressors/Limiters
    Compressors and limiters are some of the most important and versatile tools that any audio engineer can use. Virtually every modern recording uses compression somewhere in the chain of tracking, mixing, and mastering. This ubiquity makes them valuable but also creates confusion when considering the many choices in the marketplace. To help straighten that out, we’ll discuss the main types of compressors and the terminology that explains their usage. The purpose of a compressor is to even out the audio signal in order to tame loud transients and bring up lower amplitude material. Compressors were born out of necessity to fill that very straightforward role, to protect radio transmitters from overly hot signals, and to keep recordings in a narrower dynamic range that was easier to reproduce on tape or record. Continue reading →

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