How To Manage Gain And Distortion

New online video tutorial available in The Blackbird Foundation Series      05/01/17

How To Manage Gain And Distortion

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Hal Leonard has released a new installment of The Blackbird Foundation Series at Groove3.

Managing Gain & Distortion is taught by The Blackbird Academy Co-Director and Instructor Kevin Becka and explains terms like Unity Gain, Digital Zero, Negative Infinity dB, and their importance for recording and mixing audio.

The course consists in 5 tutorials, each no longer than 4 minutes, yet covering the following essentials:

  • Introduction to Gain & Distortion
  • Demystifying Zero: Zero can mean different things on different gear. Knowing the specifics of gain staging will help you manage a sometimes confusing array of terms and settings on all kinds of pro and consumer audio gear.
  • Being the Master of Your Signal Chain: A complex signal chain presents a dizzying array of opportunities to manage gain. Using key concepts and settings practiced by successful engineers will put you on the fast track for making the best sounding recordings possible.
  • What is Distortion? While certain types of distortion should be avoided, other types provide valuable sonic tools that can make or break a production. Knowing the difference between "good" and "bad" distortion differentiates the novice from the pro engineer.

A spokesperson told us, "Kevin Becka leads the tutorials at an easy-to-follow speed, accompanied by professional video and great visuals from Blackbird Studios in the heart of music town Nashville, TN."

Pricing and Availability:
$9.99 for download or available with Groove3's All Access

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