Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Get in the Mix: Flanger and phaser effects, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
…Dialing in a very short delay time and modulating it via…the three delay modulation controls leads to an effect know as flanging.…The only rule is that the delay time needs to be…in that range short enough to lead to audible comb filtering.…That suggests a starting delay setting of less than about ten milliseconds, though…the effect may be more obvious at delay times closer to five milliseconds.…This ensures audible comb filtering will occur.…Set the delay modulation controls to taste.…That ringing, hollow, ear tingling sound that is created by a flanger,…comes from the simple comb filter effect enhanced by these modulations controls.…
While a fixed, short delay creates a comb filter,…a changing short delay creates a sweeping comb filter.…As the delay time sweeps, the tone is radically reshaped and that's flanging.…The bridge of this tune offers opportunities…for some aggressive shifts in the mix.…A change of scene of arrangement or of texture.…I want to sonically separate this part of the song from…the rest of the verse and chorus structure in this tune.…
- 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.