Welcome to Sound 101. You might not realise it, but you have just stepped through a door that will change your understanding of sound forever. As you read through Sound 101 you will learn the key knowledge needed to understand and capture sound, the way you want. If you can imagine it, you’ll be able to create it.

The good news: The gear doesn’t cost that much

Basic audio gear is also refreshingly inexpensive. If you have a microphone, audio interface and computer you’ve already done the expensive part. The basic gear needed beyond this is fairly inexpensive.

Recording sound is literally the art of capturing vibrating air as a voltage.

1. What is Sound?
2. Speed of Sound
3. Simple Waveforms
4. Comb Filtering
5. Beat Frequencies
6. White Noise and Pink Noise
7. The Decibel
8. The Inverse Square Law
9. Reflection
10. Diffraction
11. Diffusion