Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a comb filter and a flange effect, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
…So far, we've talked about constructive…and destructive interference leads to comb filtering.…Let's see how we can make musical use of this.…The comb filter frequency response represents a radical reshaping of tone.…Modulating that comb filter gives us flanging.…All we need is a track and a short delay.…Plug-ins with…the word Flanger in their name typically provide us delay processors…with a single, short delay accompanied by all the usual parameters.…
Feedback, filtering, polarity-reverse and modulation capability.…Electric guitar offers a great opportunity for the flanging effect.…Recall that flanging comes from the mixing of the signal with a very short delay.…It's most pronounced at very short delay times, one millisecond or less, but…the effect remains audible up to as much as 15 or 20 milliseconds.…Adding flange transports the guitar texturelly, spectrally and it…might even transport us a bit back in time.…Back to the 60s when rock and…roll guitarists first introduced us to the sound.…
Longer delay times lead to spectrally rich and complex flange effects.…
This course covers 26 techniques for improving your mixes with compressors, processors, EQ and filters, reverb, delay, and modulation. The first chapter covers compression and dynamics processing, including how to even out vocal performances and how to 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. Next, the authors explore delay and modulation techniques, including using long delay on key lyrics and creating flanger and phaser effects. The last chapter explores reverb techniques including using gated reverb and supporting a track with regenerative reverb. .
Download the free exercise files and open them in Pro Tools 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