Lesson 10: Dynamic Signal Processing

In audio engineering, the dynamic range refers to the distance between the loudest possible sound and the quietest possible sound in an audio recording. Dynamic range control is an important part of balancing and blending a performance. In audio engineering, the dynamic range refers to the distance between the loudest possible sound and the quietest possible sound in an audio recording. There are several kinds of dynamic processors that act on the signal in different ways, producing different effects that use the inherent dynamic range of acoustically-generated sounds. But if our brains mask sounds that are quieter for sounds that are louder, how can we balance the parts of the mix that we want heard with the parts that we want to blend with or complement other instruments? Let’s see!