AES New York 2011
Tutorial T14

Sunday, October 23, 9:30 am — 11:00 am (Room: 1E12)

T14 - Untangling the Comb Filter

Alex Case, University of Massachusetts, Lowell - Lowell, MA, USA

All audio experts are familiar with the comb filter. This tutorial gets precise—describing, defining, visualizing, and quantifying this ever-present, always-important property of audio. The radical alteration to frequency content caused by comb filtering is shown to be a problem that can be avoided or minimized in some instances, a negligible factor in others, and a positive production technique worthy of emphasis in yet other situations. Through a more complete understanding of this effect, we can track and mix with confidence, employing comb filtering for practical, technical, and creative sonic benefits.

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