This lesson explains the tape effect. The digital tape effect is created to be an equivalent of recording audio to a tape and reproducing it from the tape.
This lesson explains the effect of an audio signal passing through a vacuum tube. Vacuum tubes were used in a lot of audio hardware. Passing an audio signal through a vacuum tube creates certain artifacts depending on the level of audio passed through it.
This lesson explains the use of linear distortion. Linear distortion adds harmonic content to an audio signal by adding harmonics that are in correlation to the fundamental frequency of the signal.
This lesson explains multiband dynamics. Multiband dynamic processors can divide the spectrum of the signal and process those individual parts with separate dynamic processors.
This lesson explains inflators and maximizers. Inflators and maximizers use nonlinear processing to increase the overall loudness of the signal. An inflator is a tube-emulated dynamics processor that adds warmth to mastered tracks, as well as an overall louder and thicker sound. A maximizer is a device that raises the loudness of audio material by limiting the dynamic range and boosting the perceived overall level of the mix.
Stereo imaging is the aspect of sound recording and reproduction of stereophonic sound concerning the perceived spatial locations of the sound source, both laterally and in depth. This lesson explains stereo imaging. We can enhance the stereo image of audio using various processing techniques.