How do you differentiate between the following terms: saturation, harmonics, distortion, overdrive? Are all of these just similar terms with different names?
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For years I've noticed crossfades between two audio files don't behave predictably. I always thought the logarithmic shape was fool-proof, but is it programme-dependent?
I want to run two balanced microphone signals down one four-core screened cable, using five-pin XLRs at both ends, with short dual-XLR3-to-XLR5 splitter leads at each end. Are there any inherent disadvantages of doing this?
If the loudness sits below -14LUFS, can I rely on the streaming services to apply their normalisation process to bring up the level when the song is streamed?
I recently got some 110V rackmount synths and, being in the UK, I need a step–down transformer to power them...
Can you recommend a mid-range (in terms of price) mic with a good off-axis response, for recording acoustic instruments?
I keep reading that some microphones' figure-8 behaviour is not equal. Does this apply to capacitor mics like the AKG C414 or Rode NT2-A?
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I'm having real difficulty routing a source track to FabFilter's side-chain when using Reaper. Has anyone done this before?
I have a Roland RC‑30 looper pedal, but I want to be able to use a single microphone, set up so that I can use a foot pedal to switch the mic from the PA to the looper...
Could you please explain what the Waves V‑Comp auto-release setting actually does? What is it trying to accomplish?
I've recently bought a Klark Teknik KT-2A compressor to use with my Warm Audio TB12 preamp and noticed the TB12 has insert input and output sockets. What is the best practice when using outboard compressors with preamps when tracking?
Recently I started hearing a noise in my studio around 10-15 kHz. How can I find the cause and remove this unwanted noise?
I'm not really sure when it's best to use mono reverb effects — and how to pan the reverb when doing so — and when to use stereo reverb?