Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Course summary and goodbye, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
A single delay processor, tape, outboard, or plug-in offers a broad range of…audio opportunities representing a nearly infinite number of sound qualities…to be explored.…Short delays create that family of effects called comb filtering and flanging.…Medium delays lead to doubling, chorusing, spreading, and thickening.…And long delays lead to echoes; echoes for emphasis, support, groove,…and slap back.…Making sound recordings is a wonderfully open-ended creative process, but there…is the risk especially if you're new to this craft, that at any given moment, you…may not be sure what your next step should be.…
Maybe like me, you've been in this situation.…You push up the faders and you wonder what to do.…There are too many possibilities and you have so many ideas.…You wonder, where do I start?…So let's rule something out.…You should never add delay to a track simply because you think it needs delay.…That's too vague.…Delay can do so many different things to a track.…Instead, you should try to have a clearly defined sonic target in mind, a…
- Adjusting the delay time, level, and feedback parameters
- Utilizing a low-pass filter and polarity reverse
- Setting up an effects loop
- Setting the delay time by tempo or by ear
- Understanding the distinct uses of short, medium, and long delays
- Adjusting modulation rate, depth, and shape
- Adding double tracking and spreader effects
- Manipulating tone with constructive or destructive interference
- Creating a comb filter and flange effect
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 01/31/2014. What changed?
A: The Get in the Mix videos have been updated to the most recent version of Pro Tools. Also, the course now includes free Get in the Mix sessions for two more DAWs: Logic Pro X and Pro Tool.