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In this course, author Bobby Owsinski reveals industry tips, tricks, and techniques for producing professionally mixed audio on any digital audio workstation. He offers recommendations for setting up an optimal listening environment, highlights the most efficient ways to set up and balance a mix, and shows how to build a powerful sound with compression. The course also explains how to master the intricacies of EQ; incorporate reverb, delay, and modulation effects; and generate the final mix.
Distorted electric guitars and modulation seem to fit together like a hand in a glove, although clean electrics and acoustics benefit as well. In this movie, I'll show you how various modulation effects work on both clean and distorted guitars. First of all, let's listen to our electric guitar number 1 soloed and let's listen to what it sounds like by itself. (Music playing) Let's add a chorus. because a chorus usually works really well on most instruments.
We'll do that first. So we'll go to our Modulation, we'll use our AIR Chorus, just by itself, just the way it is right now. Let's have a listen. (Music playing) Let's listen in the track. (Music playing) Now as you can hear what happens is it gets widened out, because of the stereo effect that didn't have before and this can sometimes work really well especially if there is only one guitar in the mix.
If there are several guitars sometimes it just gets a little too wide, but in fact, it's a really nice effect and sometimes it works better than reverb or delay in putting a sheen or putting it in a nice space and that's kind of what we want whenever we put an effect on a instrument or vocal. Now we don't even have to adjust any of the controls too much. It sounds pretty good just as it is. Let's try something else. Let's try Flange just so you can hear the difference of what it's going to be like in the track. First of all let's listen solo.
(Music playing) Let's listen in the track. (Music playing) You'll find that a Flange will work better on other instruments than guitar, although there is certain cases when it does work really well, this is one of them though. So what we'll do is we'll go back, we'll put this on Chorus and let's move on to something else.
Let's listen through the acoustic guitar and here what we can do with the chorus with that. Let's listen by itself first. (Music playing) Now here we have chorus. It's already in. It's bypassed. Now let's listen what it sounds like -- (Music playing) And it pretty interesting, now let's listen in the track.
(Music playing) Now you can hear the acoustic guitar got wider in the Mix and it got a little bit more interesting and a little thicker sounding, but in fact, we can actually make it sound like a 12-string if we wanted to and the way we do that is with a little bit of a boost in the Rate here. Now let's solo it up and have a listen.
(Music playing) It's not exactly like a 12-string, but as close as you can artificially get. So there you have it, various types of modulation can be used on clean or distorted guitars and make it sound thicker or wider in stereo field or just make it sound unique.
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