‘Humans do not perceive volume in a ‘linear’ way, meaning that naively scaling the amplitude of a waveform does not produce a gradual volume change to our ears. Instead, we perceive volume in a ‘logarithmic’ way, meaning that we perceive the same volume change if the same scaling factor is applied.’
If you are a music producer without a technical background, it can be a challenge to get into VST plugin development. To help you get started, I created a blog series on the website of our friends at denise called: Create Your Own VST Plugins. It starts at the absolute beginning, explaining what digital audio really is. The goal is to provide you with strong intuitions and visualisations to get you in the right frame of mind – without maths and code that is.
Read the latest blog in the Create Your Own VST Plugins series at the denise website: Part 5: Create An Audio Volume Control.