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Audio Postproduction for Digital Video by Jay Rose

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Chapter 14

Time-Domain Effects

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A precisely timed delay can drastically reduce dimmer buzz and other power-line noises—but at a cost.

Delays that automatically vary timing, common in music production, are also useful for soundtrack design.

Artificial reverb can be an effect, or it can also sound perfectly natural and realistic—once you understand how to control it.

The equalizers and compressors described in previous chapters are primarily corrective devices, and most of the time they are used to subtly enhance a sound rather than call attention to themselves. On the other hand, time-domain effects—long and short delays, and reverberation—are often in your face. You know they’re there.

Reverberation is, of course, ...

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