Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Get in the Mix: Chorus, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
…An alternative name for the heavy use of modulated…medium delays to simulate more than one player is chorus.…The idea is that through the use…of several different modulating delays in the 20…to 50 millisecond range, one could transform a…single track into the sound of several voices.…The delays simulate other voices singing along but…phrasing things a bit late, humanly out of sync.…The modulation…of those delays introduces small amounts of pitch shift, creating the illusion…of a natural amount of pitch variation for these added simulated performers.…
No two performers sing with identical pitch and phrasing, and 40 singers…would create 40 unique sounds, even as they try to sing together.…Modulated medium delays evoke the sound of several…simultaneous performers, converting one voice into a choir.…Thus,…the term chorus.…Naturally, stacking up 39 medium delays around one single live vocalist…will not convincingly sound like a choir of 40 different people.…Think of it instead as a…special electronic effect, not an acoustic simulation.…
- 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.