What is LKFS?

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I believe it’s important to think these days in terms of Loudness Units (“LU”). Having said this, LKFS stands for Loudness, K-weighted, correlated to Full Scale (“LKFS”) and is a loudness measurement with the objective to standardize audio signal levels for broadcast TV and video. Loudness units correlated to Full Scale (or LUFS) is a […]

Understanding DC offset

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 What is DC off set? In A Nutshell A DC (direct or continuous current) offset is often good for changing the baseline of an audio file (e.g. wav) in order to compensate for electrical mismatches between your audio card and the input device, and thus obtaining a louder amplitude after normalization. If DC off set exists, […]

Understanding Mastering

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Written by Edward Vinatea. Table Of Contents Preamble What Is mastering? What is a mastering engineer required to have in order to provide this service? Realistic Mastering Results Grading Mix Quality Results The Three Main Conditions For DIY Mastering 1- A Digital Audio Workstation 2- Fairly ‘accurate’ speaker monitors 3- Acoustically conditioned room Conclusion The […]

Bass Drum Mixing

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Written by Edward Vinatea Creating the bottom end / mixing bass drums Table Of Contents Introduction Setting Up The Right Bass Kick Drum Level Mixing EDM Bass Drums Going Sub Sonic Bass Drum Compression Mixing Bass Drum & Bass Line Ducking Bass Drum Equalization Things To Avoid Introduction Honestly, trying to learn drum mixing online […]