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Basic Live Sound Reinforcement by Penny Pattison, Raven Biederman

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Chapter 11

Processors, Effects, and More

Rack-mounted Equipment

Audio Filters

Filter Function

Filter Response

Filter Examples and Parameters

Spectral Processing: Equalizers

Graphic Equalizers

Parametric EQ

Dynamics Processing

The Compressor

Common Uses of Compression

The Brick-wall Limiter

Sidechaining

Ducking

Noise Gates

Temporal Processing: Time-based Effects

Echo

Reverb

Multi-effects

And More

It could be argued that everything an audio engineer does while running the P.A. is “audio signal processing” (in fact different kinds of signal processors can exist throughout the P.A. setup, not only at the mixing stage); it is at this stage that the majority of sound adjustments take place, and where the largest array of audio signal processing technology ...

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