CHAPTER13

Applying Dynamic Effects

In This Chapter

  • How audio effects work—and how to apply them
  • Using a compressor to even out volume levels
  • Applying a limiter to avoid peak levels
  • Using a noise gate to remove unwanted noise
  • Applying a de-esser on vocal tracks

During the mixing process, you can apply all manner of effects and processing to fine-tune the final sound of your recording. Applying dynamic compression, reverb, equalization, and the like can alter the recorded parts in very distinctive ways.

In this chapter, I address those effects typically applied first in the mixing process. These dynamic effects let you change the volume levels ...

Get Mixing Music now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.