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 ...

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