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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Signal Flow or Where to Use a Processor

We have been discussing when to use signal processing; however, where the processor goes in the signal path is of equal importance to when a processor is used. The placement of the processor in the signal flow is often an important factor in how it will be used, and the location can change the overall effect, sound, or perception of the processor. There are few instances in which there is only one acceptable point in the signal flow for a processor. More often than not, there are generalized guidelines that lead to experimentation, and tradeoffs to be understood.

As an example, the placement of a compressor in the signal flow, generally speaking, should be as close to the sound source as possible. According ...

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