Volume 8

″Once upon a time, I was an ocean.But now I′m a mountain range.Something unstoppable set into motion.Nothing is different, but everything′s changed.″

— ″ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS AN OCEAN,″ PAUL SIMON, SURPRISE(WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS, 2006)

For the most part, the signal-processing effects discussed in this book are not available to the music-buying public. These devices are for the professional studio, not the home stereo. Consumers are, however, allowed one of the most important signal-processing devices of all: the volume control. Sound engineers must not overlook the significance of this signal processor. This chapter reviews the important uses of some of the simplest signal-processing devices dedicated to volume: the fader, pan ...

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