Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Chorus, part of Get in the Mix with Logic Pro.
…An alternative name for the heavy use of modulated…medium delays to simulate more than one player is chorus.…The idea is that through the use…of several different modulating delays in the 20…to 50 millisecond range, one could transform a…single track into the sound of several voices.…The delays simulate other voices singing along, but phrasing things a bit late.…Humanly out of sync. The modulation of those…delays introduces small amounts of pitch shift, creating the illusion of…a natural amount of pitch variation for these added, simulated performers.…
No two performers sing with identical pitch and phrasing.…And 40 singers would create 40 unique sounds, even as they try to sing together.…Modulated medium delays about the sound of several…simultaneous performance converting one voice into a choir.…Thus the term chorus.…Naturally, stacking up 39 medium delays around one single live…vocalist will not convincingly sound like a choir 40 different people.…Think of it instead as a…special electronic effect, not an acoustic simulation.…
This course covers 23 techniques for improving your mixes with compressors, processors, EQ and filters, delay, and modulation. The first chapter covers compression and dynamics processing, including how to even out vocal performances and add punch to drum tracks. The second chapter goes into EQ and filtering techniques, such as creating complimentary EQ curves and EQ-ing FX returns. Last, the authors explore delay and modulation techniques, including using long delay on key lyrics and creating flanger and phaser effects.
Download the free exercise files and open them in Logic to start training, or simply watch the videos here at lynda.com.
- Using compression to even out vocals and add punch to drums
- Maximizing mix loudness
- De-essing a vocal track
- Using EQ to fix problems and place elements
- Automating EQ
- Using long delay
- Creating slapback echo
- Creating a flange effect