Module 4: Level-Based Processors

This module will introduce you to equalization and compression; both powerful tools used in audio recording, post production, and mixing. Equalization (EQ) will allow you to enhance the frequency to any sound source for a number of reasons. For example, an EQ can make a vocal sound more clean, clear, crispy, and intelligible. Or, it can make a kick drum sound more heavy with a boost in low frequencies. Compression is used to control dynamic range. Recall, the definition of dynamic range is the relationship between loud and soft volume/amplitude. Compression can by used to control the dynamic range of an audio source to make the volume more even. By the end of this module, you should be able to achieve basic EQ and compression goals.