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What is Sound?

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Let’s start by giving sound a clear definition. Sound is a concept that we create when a vibration in the air hits our ears and sends signals to our brain for it to process. When we hear a sound, we can tell which direction it came from, how far away it might have come from, what/who it might be, memories of when we’ve heard this sound before and so much more. Without an ear, a vibration in the air doesn’t provoke any of these responses. So when a tree falls in the woods, it only makes a vibration in the air that has the potential to become a sound.

This may seem like a trivial distinction, but our music is at the mercy of how our brain turns a vibration in the air into a sound. Understanding this process will improve your production chops and make your songs sound more competitive when compared to commercial releases.

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