Physics of Sound

video Diffusion and Absorption

Diffusion and Absorption

Getting the acoustics in a room just right can be a bit of a balancing act. Jeff and Charlie discuss the two main ways that this balance can be achieved if you cannot afford an expensive remodel.

video Room Modes and Reflections

Room Modes and Reflections

When mixing sound, we cannot forget to consider the affect a space or room has on that sound. In this video, Jeff and Charlie explain the difference between direct and reflective sound, dive into the three types of room modes, and cover how both reflection and room mode affect sound wave behavior.

video Introduction to Envelopes

Introduction to Envelopes

Envelopes in audio are a part of every single sound we hear. In fact, having a firm grasp of the components of an envelope is essential to all areas of audio production. In this video, Jeff and Charlie define what an envelope is and how the four components of the envelope can be understood and adjusted when working with sound.

video Spectral Analysis

Spectral Analysis

As Audio Engineers it’s critical that we understand the human range of hearing in terms of frequency. Once we understand that, we can focus in on the different ranges of frequencies, and how to describe them clearly. This will help us make better decisions when mixing.

video Introduction to Critical Listening

Introduction to Critical Listening

Developing critical listening skills is an essential aspect of being an audio engineer. Without this skill, it can be rather difficult to make solid decisions in your mix, and you may not know why something sounds off. Charlie and Jeff talk us through how to start developing this skill.

video Frequencies and Hearing

Frequencies and Hearing

Frequency is the key to understanding how the science of sound, human hearing, and music collide. Having a firm grasp on frequency is essential to becoming a better audio engineer.