Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Get in the Mix: Double tracking, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
…Alright, remember how a long delay, a delay time greater…than 50 to 60 milliseconds, results in an audible echo?…We've used delay times of a 100…milliseconds or more to create interesting echo effects.…But let's shorten that delay time, pull the delay time down below 50…millisecond, down to say 20 or 30…milliseconds, do that, and the sound changes.…We can no longer hear the output of our delay as a separate…repetition of the sound.…It no longer echoes, in fact, this amount of delay…time makes one track sound like two, we call this doubling.…
The term comes from the technique of double tracking, this is when you record…your singer and, after you capture a…performance you think is perfect for the tune.…You go and record it again on a different track.…The goal is to have two perfect performances,…so that when you mix them together, the vocal…track sounds more interesting, rich, textured.…If you don't have the actual double track, you can simulate it using a medium delay.…The idea is that when a singer sings the same part again, they…
- 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.