Mixing is the process of taking multiple individually recorded elements and adding processing, effects, and balancing levels to create a deliverable mono, stereo, or surround sound track.

There are many basic aspects of mixing, so we’ve created a series of articles that quickly and simply explain common terms and concepts in mixing. Browse below to check them out!

Chorus

Chorus is an effect used to make a single source, like one voice, sound like many, like a choir. The idea is that multiple...

Limiter

An audio limiter is basically a compressor on steroids. Once the compression ratio goes above 10:1 on a compressor you have limiting. As a...

Flanger

Flanger is an effect original done with two tape machines. Both machines played the same signal and were synchronized to each other. The engineer...

Phaser

Phaser sounds very similar to Flanger but is created in a different way. A phaser splits the signal and sends one signal to be...

Expander

An expander is closely related to a gate like a limiter is related to a compressor. An expander leaves louder information (that is above...

Metering

Metering There are two main types of meters in audio, peak and rms (root mean square or average). Each of these have their own benefits,...

New York Compression

New York Compression is a variation on Parallel Compression used specifically on drums. The variation is simply that in addition to hitting the parallel...

Gate

An Audio Gate or Noise Gate is another dynamics processor that works kind of opposite from a compressor. A gate uses the threshold to...

Doubling

Doubling can be done in two ways: the first is double tracking or stacking - recording the same instrument multiple times to make it...

Compression

What is Compression in Audio? Compression is the most common form of dynamics processor used in audio. It turns down the peaks of an...

EQ

EQ - What is EQ or Equalization? EQ or equalization is adding or taking away level (gain or volume) at specific frequency ranges. It is...

Faders

Fader Faders control the level of audio passing through the output of a channel. Most faders have a detented resting position about 2/3rds up its...

AEA R84

Manufacturer: AEA Model: R84 Large Ribbon Microphone Retail: $1150 USD Street: $1035 USD Category: Microphones Our Description: The AEA R84 is one of the first microphones from the Ribbon...