Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Get in the Mix: Creating a comb filter and a flange effect, part of Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation.
…So far we've talked about how constructive…and destructive interference leads to cone filtering.…Let's see how we can make musical use of this.…The cone filter frequency response represents a radical reshaping of tone.…Modulating that cone filter gives us flanging.…All we need is a track and a short delay.…Plugins with the word flanger in their name typically provide us delay…processors with a single short delay accompanied by all the usual parameters.…Feedback, filtering, polarity reverse, and modulation capability.…
Electric guitar offers a great opportunity for the flanging effect.…Recall that flanging comes from the mixing of a signal with a very short delay.…It's most pronounced at very short delay times.…One millisecond or less.…But the effect remains audible up to as much as 15 or 20 milliseconds.…Adding flange transports the guitar texturally, spectrally, and it…might even transport us a bit back in time.…Back to the 60s,…when rock and roll guitarists first introduced us to the sound.…
Longer delay times lead to spectrally rich and complex flange effects.…
- 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.