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This video is the perfect starting point for beginners. The presentation is as good as the information presented.

+++ What Is Sound? +++ is a 10 minute video.
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We’ll explain 21 audio terms that music producers and engineers use and we’ll sprinkle Mix Tips throughout the video. What’s a waveform, how does sound travel, what’s Timbre, Modal Frequency, Hertz, Amplitude, how do our ears work, and how is this knowledge going to improve the sound of your music?


This video is the first of a (free) series about music production for beginners. The series is for music producers, singers, and artists with home studios, who want to understand more about SOUND, recording, and engineering, so your music will sound better!

The series is written and presented by award-winning music producer/engineer/writer Arty Skye. Arty has earned 14 Gold/Platinum Records, 8 #1 Billboard Hits, and a Grammy Nomination. He has more than 50 published articles and reviews, had his own monthly column in Home Recording Magazine, and has built/owned 2 recording studios in New York City.


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This is really interesting and contains some very important information. I only wish there was an ebook or PDF of this information so we could keep it on hand.


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Definitely a good vid! Facts come so fast it's hard to keep up. I subscribed, thanks for posting.

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Definitely a good and concise explanation of sounds. I take issue technically with a few things, but trying to explain what and why would only cause confusion and I doubt would add much, if any, value.

I did think he perhaps skipped a bit too quickly past "overtones", emphasising that harmonics are integer-related multiple of the fundamental, but not emphasising that overtones are the non-integer-related components. They are typical of, e.g., sympathetic resonances, stiffness of resonators, and non-linearity side-effects.


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Definitely a good and concise explanation of sounds. I take issue technically with a few things, but trying to explain what and why would only cause confusion and I doubt would add much, if any, value.

He gets some of the basics wrong, too, but I agree. To correct would just be confusing and adds little overall.


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