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To The Limit — 'Dynamic Range' and the Loudness WarJuly 20, 2012 10:31:52 PM PDT
We all know music is getting louder. But is it less dynamic? Read on as Sound on Sound’s Emmanuel Deruty argues that ground-breaking research proves beyond any doubt that the answer is no — and that popular beliefs about the ‘loudness war’ need a radical rethink.Read More
Psychoacoustics: Where Sound Meets Your BrainJune 19, 2012 5:37:16 PM PDT
The most important pieces of hardware in any studio are the ones on the sides of your head. In this article from Sound on Sound magazine, we'll take a close look at the ear — how it converts physical sound waves into sonic information in the brain, and how this process has numerous practical consequences for music production.Read More
Total Harmonic DistortionJanuary 21, 2009 8:00:00 PM PST
Q: What is THD and how is it measured?
THD stands for Total Harmonic Distortion and can be used to estimate the degree to which a system is nonlinear. A THD measurement can be made by applying a sine wave as an input to a system, and measuring the total energy which appears at the output of the system at harmonics of the input frequency.Read More