Hearing space in the mix


show more Hearing space in the mix provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Alex U. Case as part of the Foundations of Audio: Reverb show less
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Hearing space in the mix

Pop and rock tunes might tempt us to have a very dry view of effects. But many productions like this track by Midatlantic called Shine invites some simulation of actual space. (music playing) Let's zoom in a bit, focusing on the lead vocal and the background vocals.

There are two complementary reverb effects here that we should pay attention to. Take a listen to the reverb treatments on the lead vocal and the background vocals as I play the end of verse 1 into chorus 1. Let's listen first to the background vocals. (music playing) The production goal here is to make sure there's an emotional lift in the chorus, that the sincere sentiment--it's a love song--is supported sonically.

So we give these background vocals polish and airiness and sweetness by way of a reverb set to a large bright hall, replacing the tight close-miked harmonies in a lush space. (music playing) The rest of the tracks in this mix avoid such rich treatment, sticking to the expected alternative rock vibe of being f...

Hearing space in the mix
Video duration: 6m 33s 3h 5m Appropriate for all Updated Jan 24, 2014

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Hearing space in the mix provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Alex U. Case as part of the Foundations of Audio: Reverb

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