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Bob Kessler
Re: Good mixer
on Apr 19, 2010 at 4:31:59 pm

Now that you have recorded your VO it is time to start experimenting with audio plug-ins and signal routing. In all DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) you will have the ability to "plug" a virtual signal processor into the audio path. An EQ (Equalizer) inserted on the channel will allow you to shape the sound by increasing and decreasing the frequencies of the audio. A dynamics processor, such as a limiter or compressor, will control the dynamic range (loud and soft volume) of the audio. Then there are effects such as reverbs and delays. The sound is usually routed from its audio channel with a Send buss and returned to a separate submix return buss; the effect (reverb) usually is a plug-in on the return sub buss.

Audio folks like myself are, for the most part, real control freaks. Most of us prefer the raw audio data so that by using EQ, dynamics and effects we can shape the sound any way we want. That is why we don't like "printing" effects and apparently the Konnect works on that principle. It is very difficult to remove unwanted sounds from audio. Think of it this way - you make a Jack & Coke for a friend and but find out he would rather just have a Coke; now you have to remove the Jack from the Coke. It can be done, but it's just not worth the time, effort and expense.

As a personal preference - and a large percentage of my peers agree - it is better to record without any effects at all, even if they aren't being printed. I want to hear every detail of the audio, good and bad, as it goes into my system. That way I know right away if it is fixable or must be recorded again.

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