Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Using delays in a real-world mix, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
A quick inventory of all the different effects a delay processor can create…is in order.…Short delays create a comb filter and flanger.…Medium delays create doublers, chorus, spreaders, and thickeners.…Long delays create echoes for emphasis, support, groove, and slap back.…Let's hear many of these effects in action all in a single real-world mix.…We're using a full mix by the artist Iyeoka.…The song is called This Time Around.…It can be hard to get oriented when you see someone else's mix for the…first time.…
So first let me show you around, then we'll zoom in on some of the delay-based…effects that became essential to this mix.…For now, let's get acclimated by auditioning the mix from the intro through…the first chorus.…(music playing)…It's helpful to understand the full song structure.…
Looking at memory locations I've set up, we see a pretty typical song form.…The Intro, verse 1, and CHORUS 1 that we just heard is followed by verse 2,…CHORUS 2, Bridge, two more repeats of the CHORUS, and a Coda or a Vamp during…
- 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.