In popular music productions, the lead vocal is often the main focus of the mix and engineers will work hard to impart creative coloration on this source. This paper conducts listening experiments to test if there is a correlation between perceived distortion and the descriptor “aggressive” which is often used to describe the sonic signature of the Universal Audio 1176. The results from this study show compression settings that impart audible distortion are perceived as aggressive by the listener and there is a strong correlation between the subjective scores for distortion and aggressive. It was also shown there is a strong correlation between compression settings rated to have high aggressive scores and the audio feature roughness.
|Title of host publication||142nd Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2017, AES 2017|
|Publisher||Audio Engineering Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 11 May 2017|
|Event||142nd Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2017 - Maritim Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 20 May 2017 → 23 May 2017
Conference number: 142
http://www.aes.org/events/142/ (Link to Conference Website)
|Conference||142nd Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2017|
|Abbreviated title||AES 2017|
|Period||20/05/17 → 23/05/17|
Moore, A., & Wakefield, J. (2017). An Investigation into the Relationship between the Subjective Descriptor Aggressive and the Universal Audio of the 1176 FET Compressor. In 142nd Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2017, AES 2017  Audio Engineering Society.