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Sound and Recording, 7th Edition by Tim McCormick, Francis Rumsey

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CHAPTER 13

Plug-Ins and Outboard Equipment

 

CHAPTER CONTENTS

Plug-Ins

The graphic equalizer

The compressor/limiter

The expander

Echo and reverb devices

Digital reverb

Multi-effects processors

Frequency shifter

Pitch shift

Digital delay

Miscellaneous devices

Connection of Outboard Devices

 

PLUG-INS

Plug-ins are now one of the fastest-moving areas of audio development, providing audio signal processing and effects that run either on a workstation’s CPU or on dedicated DSP. (The hardware aspects of this were described in Chapter 9.) Audio data can be routed from a sequencer or other audio application, via an API (application programming interface) to another software module called a ‘plug-in’ that does something to the audio and then returns ...

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