Music Production Glossary

Equalization (EQ)

The process of boosting, attenuating, or filtering out frequencies to improve the clarity of a sound or to reduce frequency overlap between multiple sounds.


FM Synthesis

A form of audio synthesis in which the timbre of one waveform (the carrier) is changed by modulating its frequency using another waveform (the modulator) with a frequency value in the audible range.



The process of making slight adjustments to the time and loudness of individual notes in a digitally quantized pattern to make it sound less rigid and robotic. The goal is to add imperfections so it appears as if the pattern was played by a human.