Audio Engineering Myths: Phase Reversal

If you have ever used a medium- to large-sized audio mixer, or an audio mixer in a DAW, you know the thing: There’s a button, usually with the symbol like Ø. The manual usually tells you (in more or less detail) that it does something like “phase reversal”. You typically use it in situations where […]

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Audio Engineering Myths: “Linearity”

Perhaps the most ill-used term in audio technology, be it home entertainment, studio technology, or even musicians’ effects, is the term of “linearity”. This article talks about the scientific definition, what consequences it has, and what in our world is typically desired to be linear and what is not. And finally, what those other things are really called. Explanation of time-invariance is included for bonus.

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