Sound Reinforcement

This blog post covers the equipment used for live sound production. It explores sound reinforcement, loudspeaker arrays, signal processing, and other topics related to amplified public address. Included is a how-to guide for setting up PA systems and a quiz for assessing your knowledge of sound reinforcement.

Signal Processors

This blog post is about the most common audio effects—EQ, reverb, and dynamics. It summarizes and explains these devises, and it analyzes their use in professional audio. Plugins from the DAW called Studio One are used as examples.

Why Does Music Exist?

This blog post covers music from an evolutionary perspective by considering arguments for and against its adaptivity. Does music provide some important survival value to humanity? Some think it does, and some think it does not. There is not consensus on the matter, but the debate is an interesting one.

Dawn of the Dub

This post investigates the style of music known as Dub, which was an early form of electronic dance music. In the late 1960s, artists like King Tubby and Scratch Perry began creating alternative versions of existing reggae songs by rearranging sounds within multi-track recordings. This innovation, now called remixing, marked the birth of dub.

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