Some usefull reading for beginners ( EQ/Compression)

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  1. Ran

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    the tutorials helped me so much when I read them a week ago!
    all beginners, just like me, should read them! :)
     
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    Godsend m8; I really, really don't understand compression at all, which is funny 'cuz I thought equalizing would be the harder of the two to initially learn. But it's just much easier to tell by ear what EQ's doing vs. compressing, at least starting out. I'm pairing this w/ those sound of science synth articles for night readings.
     
  4. Ran

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    You re welcome ! I had the same problem (though i ve also learnt a lot with the EQ article), basically just randomly pushed all the switchs of my compressor device until i get to ... nowhere ^^. Now at least i know what will happen if i use the "attack", what kind of effect i can have with the knee and so on ;)

    Would you mind sharing those articles on synthesizer if possible? I also need to work on that :alchy:
     
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    Absolutely! Another poster had this on another older thread, but to save you some time here it is:

    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/allsynthsecrets.htm

    It's really more about understanding how different types of synthesis work, and the concept behind building certain instruments from scratch regardless of what program you're using, but it's extremely technical in that regard. It'll probably make for a very good reference from time to time.
     
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    Thank you so much ! I m tired of using preset and want to get a bit more involved in building my own sound, that should help a lot. So many articles, crazy :lol:
     
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    ^^lol, yeah that shit is a MASSIVE read. Personally I'm probably not ready to create my own sounds from scratch unless they're like basses or video gamey sound effects (and pads I guess, but that really depends), so I'm content for now to use presets for some things, as long as I use them really well (and samples, of course). But those sort of articles are gonna be helpful even immediately so I know what the hell I should be thinking and aiming for xD.
     
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    lol so you've covered about 95% of electronic music sounds already
     
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    ^^ I guess so x3. Not slappin' the "guru" title on just yet tho!
     
  10. Ran

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    Fuck yeah i ve read it till part 6 and allready overwhelmed with information on "simple" facts. That s huge !:cat: