Noticeable delay signal

Recently I mixed a song down from 16 bit WAV into WMA format and sent it to several friends via email to take a listen. One comment that came back was that when listening over speakers/monitors, the delay used on

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Depth through EQ

I’m attempting to mix a song and am trying to create a sense of depth. The delays are working well as are the reverbs. However, my question is more concerned with EQ’ing for a sense of depth. Instruments that are

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Reversing phase to get rid of noise

In theory, reversing phase on a noisy signal should get rid of unwanted noise, right? I have a guitar signal I’ve recorded using a small headphone AC powered amplifier. The sound is great except that it contains a “buzz” that

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Are frequencies additive?

My question regards the additive or non-additive nature of frequencies. For example, if I have 2 frequencies at 500 Hz each at -6 dbs, and maintaining that same volume, if both frequencies were played simultaneously, would the result be -4

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Parallel vs serial compression

I’m wondering if someone could explain what serial compression and parallel compression is, and the advantages of each and when one would be used vs the other. Serial compression is when the compressor is inserted in the signal chain and

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Use of compressor on early records

I greatly appreciate this site. It is such a treat to be able to speak to experienced and knowledgeable mixers. Question: I know technology in the recording field has come far in the last 40 years, but compressors were around

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Pitch Correction

Tonight my wife and I were listening to a young country singer on television. My girls have her CD and so we, of course, have heard it many times. My wife made the comment that she (the singer) didn’t sound

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BBE Sonic Maximizer

Question: I have a 2 channel BBE Sonic Maximizer (the rack mounted version). Theoretically, it claims to “realign the frequency or frequencies” that get “bent out of shape” when being reproduced out of a speaker. When recording with a DAW,

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Fitting frequencies together

This is my first post on this forum. Somehow I lost my original post after I previewed it. I read the article “3D and the Art of Mixing,” I think it was called, where it discussed fitting frequencies together to

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Audio Interface/Sound Card Question

Firstly, thank you very much for this form.  It is a tremendous help. My question is about sound cards.  First, I’d like to know if the current sound card I have is good enough for voiceover work.  Are there any

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