Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Flanger and phaser effects, part of Get in the Mix with Logic Pro.
…Dialing in a very short delay time and modulating it via…the three delay modulation controls, lead to an effect known as flanging.…The only rule is that the delay time needs to be…in that range short enough to lead to audible comb filtering.…That suggests a starting delay setting of less than about ten milliseconds, though…the effect may be more obvious at delay times closer to five milliseconds.…This ensures audible comb filtering will occur.…Set the delay modulation…controls to taste.…That ringing, hollow, ear-tingling sound that is created by a flanger…comes from the simple comb filter effect, enhanced by these modulation controls.…
While a fixed short delay creates a comb filter,…a changing short delay creates a sweeping comb filter.…As the delay time sweeps, the tone is radically reshaped.…And that's flanging.…The bridge of this tune offers opportunities for some aggressive shifts…in the mix, a change of scene, of arrangement, or of texture.…I want to sonically separate this part of the song from…the rest of the verse and chorus structure in this tune.…
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