Understanding Aliasing

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When you're producing music, you want to be deliberate about the quality of the sound you're creating. Sometimes you want your music to sound pristine clean - other times, you want to sound dirty or saturated. As a producer in the digital world, that's just one reason to understand "aliasing" - an effect that occurs when processing signals which often leads to unwanted distortion or artifacts in the sound. In conjunction to aliasing, many plugin developers are adding "oversampling" features to your favorite plugins and tools to reduce aliasing so that you can be more deliberate about your sound quality. In this course, we're going to break down these concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way so that you can get back to making great, high quality music with a deeper understanding of digital signals and the sonic artifacts that can pollute your sound.

Lesson topics include:

  • Introduction to Aliasing
  • Analog to Digital Conversion
  • Nyquist Rate and Aliasing
  • Anti-Aliasing and Oversampling

Your Instructor

Thavius Beck
Thavius Beck

Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.

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