Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video EQing FX returns, part of Get in the Mix with Logic Pro.
…Have you ever had a mix with what seems like an…impossible amount of reverb or delay but still remains clear and focused?…Its all about clever use of EQ.…Many people think that EQ's are only usual for directly EQing a signal chain.…But they can be just as powerful when used on the tail…end of a reverb, delay or any effects return for that matter.…A send and return relationship…is a common routing technique in which a signal is routed out via a…mixer's send over a bus and brought back into the mix via a return track.…
Usually with the shared effect applied to the return.…Since the effect lives on the return, many tracks can send…to this bus to take advantage of the same shared effect.…The more output sent to the send, the wetter the balance becomes between…the affected and the dry signal.…This is ideal with effects like reverb and delay because it takes up less…processing power on the system, and allows…multiple tracks to share the same common space.…While reverbs, delays and other time-based effects often have built in EQs.…
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