Beyond the Basics: Demystifying dB

Alexander Graham Bell

At first glance, the decibel might seem like an oddly fundamental topic for a series called “Beyond The Basics.” But in practice, the average audio engineer’s understanding of decibels and how they work is often shaky at best.

Granted, you don’t need to fully understand dB to make great-sounding records. But it can never hurt to have a deeper understanding than you already do. Sometimes, going over the underlying theory causes new ideas click, or simmer and synthesize with old ones in the backs of our minds.

Click here for Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Decibels but Were Afraid to Ask

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