What is a VCA?

What is a VCA?
Jun 05, 2017
A VCA, or Voltage Controlled Amplifier, is an amplifier that varies its gain depending on a control voltage.  In a mixer this applies to signal routing and channel strips.  The purpose of...

What is Clipping?

What is Clipping?
May 22, 2017
To understand clipping, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the electronic systems in which the audio signal travels. Once acoustic signals are converted to an electronic signal (via a microphone...

The RIAA EQ Curve

What is the RIAA EQ Curve?
May 02, 2017
Have you ever wondered what the phono input is on your audio equipment? Have you ever tried to plug a record player into a line level input? LP records and record players must adhere to a standard...

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