Combating Noise in Plug-in Chains

Friday, November 22, 2013
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This article is going to be a little less template, and a little more workflow. We all have our favorite plug-ins. We probably also all have plug-ins we’d…

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A Little Overdue Thank You

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I’ve been a bit remiss in my duty lately, and there are several people who need to be thanked for their contributions on the site. To begin, let…

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From Wax to Bits: Dynamics of the Film Sound Medium

Monday, July 1, 2013
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As dynamics month comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to talk about the evolution of film sound mediums and how they impact dynamics. Since the widespread…

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Finding Your Way With High Dynamic Range Audio In Wwise

Friday, June 21, 2013
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Guest Contribution by: Louis-Xavier Buffoni – Software engineer at Audiokinetic HDR in a Nutshell HDR (“High Dynamic Range”) audio is a technique which draws its inspiration from the…

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The Dynamics of Mark of the Ninja

Monday, June 17, 2013
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Guest Contribution by Matthew Marteinsson At first listen you can tell Mark of the Ninja is a game with a wide dynamic range. The game is all about…

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Mixing it up on GameAudioMix.com

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We are just under two weeks into Dynamics Month here at DS and I think a fantastic site that has been dealing with this concept is GameAudioMix.com. Founded…

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Dynamics…What’s Your Range?

Monday, June 3, 2013
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For June, we’ve chosen to focus on the theme of “Dynamics.” As the title of this post implies, we don’t think of this topic as narrow or specific….

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Dynamics Processors = Envelope Generators

Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Charles Maynes’ post earlier this month reminded me of an idea I had but never bothered to actually test out…using dynamics processors as envelope generators. If you’ve ever listened…

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On GRM Tools 3, Part 1

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A friend recently asked me what three plug-ins I would take with me on to the proverbial “desert island.”  Assuming I also packed a Macbook, a copy of…

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Inside the Waves Sound Design Suite [Pt 1] – Frequency and Dynamics Control

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Welcome to the first of a series of posts dedicated to explore the whole Sound Design Suite of Waves. Apart of my own review, I’ll also include anecdotes,…

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