White Noise

Discussion in 'Audio Terms' started by bigtree, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. bigtree

    bigtree musician, mixer, music producer Has Studio Services

    Mar 20, 2000
    Likes Received:
    Prince George BC Canada
    Home Page:
    A sound that contains every frequency within the range of human hearing in equal amounts.

    To many people white noise sounds as if it has more high frequency content, but this is because each successive octave has twice as many frequencies as the one preceding it. Pink noise is similar except that the white noise is filtered to reduce the volume at each octave. This is done to compensate for the increase in the number of frequencies per octave. Each octave is reduced by 6dB, resulting in a noise sound wave that has equal energy at every octave.
Similar Threads: White Noise
Forum Title Date
Microphones Forum Behringer C-1 White Noise Problem Aug 27, 2014
Hybrid Mixing, Summing Forums Shaped White noise problem solved Nov 18, 2011
Hybrid Mixing, Summing Forums How is this wide white noise made without ANY phasing at all it seems? Jun 17, 2010
Hybrid Mixing, Summing Forums Recording- White noise Dec 8, 2009