Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Creative EQ with the telephone effect, part of Get in the Mix with Logic Pro.
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…I'm sure you've heard a mix where the lead…vocal or another instrument sounds a bit Low-Fi or…purposefully low bandwidth, but creates a unique mood and…enhances the contrast of that element in the mix.…EQ curves are not always about correcting an instrument's tonal balance.…But sometimes they're simply used for a creative effect or…placing an element in a unique space within the mix.…To me there's nothing that represents this…usage more than the classic telephone effect.…
Let's take a look at applying this effect to a vocal track.…First, let's listen to an example of a telephone style filter in action.…Listen again as I automate the effect in and out of the mix.…Aptly named, the telephone effect makes it sound like…the signal is coming across on a telephone connection.…Hopefully, you noticed that the effect sits the…vocal in a very unique place in the mix.…Not necessarily in the foreground of the mix but definitely not in the background.…The filter effect gives the vocal a cool low-fi quality that…grabs the ear yet takes up very little frequency space therefore…
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