Audio Fundamentals Tutorial

Speakers & Headphones

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    Speakers & Headphones

    An introduction to speakers, headphones, and in-ear monitors (IEMs).

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    The Truth?

    Speaker and headphone components, amplification, internal electronics, cabling, power, noise, and especially the room you’re in can all color the listening experience.

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    Types of Speakers

    Speakers come in various types including 2-way, 3-way, subwoofers, active, passive, and more.

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    Speaker Components

    Speaker components, called drivers, fall into three basic categories: a woofer, midrange, and tweeter.

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    Speaker Inputs & Features

    Studio monitors are either active or passive. Active speakers come with an integral amplifier while passive speakers need an external power amp.

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    Headphones & In-Ear Monitors

    Headphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs) are valuable tools for monitoring while tracking, mixing, or doing overdubs.

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    Monitor Control

    A monitor controller is a separate piece of gear where you, the engineer, may design your listening experience.

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    What Have You Learned?

    A recap of the concepts taught in this course.

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Speakers, headphones, and In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) are transducers. Like all transducers, they change one form of energy into another. Learn the basics of transducer operation at the back end of the signal chain, where truth, or the lack of, can lead to consequences in the quality of your music.


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Leenpaws
Submitted 1 year ago

A nice short introduction

A nice and short introduction to the world of speakers and headphones! I enjoyed it.


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Leenpaws
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A nice short introduction

A nice and short introduction to the world of speakers and headphones! I enjoyed it.

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Kevin Becka has been a recording engineer for over twenty-five years, working with the top names in music including Kenny G., Quincy Jones, Michael Bolton, George Benson, George Lynch, and more. An experienced educator, Kevin is currently the co-director and instructor at the Blackbird Academy in Nashville. He has also taught advanced recording at Belmont University, taught surround recording and lectured at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was director of education and instructor at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences for ten years. Kevin is also an audio journalist who has worked as the editor of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media USA magazines. Since 2003, Kevin has been the technical editor of the industry-leading Mix magazine where he writes features, product reviews, and a monthly column. Kevin is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Country Music Association (CMA), and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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    Analog & Digital Processing

    EQs, compressors, pitch shifters, transient shapers, reverbs, and delays are just a few of the powerful tools an engineer may use while recording and mixing. Knowing how to use these powerful analog and digital processors is key to achieving great results when recording and mixing.

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    Cables & Connectors

    Cables and connectors provide the pathways for audio signals to flow throughout the studio. Great connections can have a positive impact on not only the sound but also a creative difference in the recording process by maintaining the quality of the source and inspiring the performer.

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    DAWs & Converters

    The digital audio workstation, or DAW, is an essential building block of the modern studio. Knowing the components, features, and tools found in this “studio in a box” is essential knowledge for all audio engineers, both old and new.

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    Electrical Levels in Audio Production

    To achieve great results when recording, processing, and mixing audio, it’s important to know the levels at which various pieces of musical and studio gear operate. This course digs deeper into the operational qualities of studio gear in the signal chain.

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    Managing Gain & Distortion

    Recording engineers and music producers encounter many ways to adjust gain along the recording and mixing signal path. Knowing the best practices for setting levels in your DAW, processors, and other gain stages will allow you to avoid distortion and noise in your productions.

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Date published: 2018-10-27
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