Mixing with Compressors: Impact of Visual Gain Reduction VU Metering on Mixing Decisions
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Gain reduction in compressors are often represented visually and in this study an experiment was made to see if the visual metering, here a VU meter, would affect an audio engineer's mixing decisions. 14 subjects were asked to perform a mixing task using only a compressor. The task was to improve a music mix by processing the lead vocal and mix it into an already mixed arrangement. The task was done on two different music excerpts and both with and without a visual VU meter. Significant statistical differences in dialed in Gain reduction between metering conditions was found on one of the music excerpts and other indications of differences are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 14 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55199Local ID: c17c3a34-7d28-4bac-aab8-5086368b1931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-55199DiVA: diva2:1028580
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Audio Technology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20150527 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved