Effectively using saturation/analog style effects


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Effectively using saturation/analog style effects

So one reoccurring negative comment made about the DAW method of recording is that it doesn't have any warmth or character, or that it sounds lifeless and cold. Well, the truth is that with today's tools, digital recording is actually extremely accurate and transparent, allowing the engineer to capture every detail that existed during the recording process and nothing that didn't. But as it turns out, the stuff that didn't exist is the stuff we ended up missing from the analog days. Why is this? Well, you see the analog equipment, both tube and solid-state, add subtle nonlinearities to the dynamics and distorts the frequency balance of a recorded signal in a way that's actually quite musical and pleasing to the ear.

If you think about tape, the way that tape treated the dynamics in a special way acting as almost a compressor or a limiter as you push it to the extremes kind of make thing sound a little bit fatter. All right, you got a little bit of compression when you...

Effectively using saturation/analog style effects
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Effectively using saturation/analog style effects provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools

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