Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing groove with long delays, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
…Well timed long delays, echo's are an excellent way to…fill in part of the rhythm track of a song.…Reggae is famous for it's cliche over the top…echo, drum programmers have been known to put an…8th or a quarter note delay across the entire…groove in some dance music, and guitarist use delay too.…Let's go into the live room where David has his…guitar running through a delay effect and give it a listen.…In this example, David played just a few notes and the delay filled in the rest.…This repeating echo becomes an integral part of the performance itself.…
Now let's add some excitement to a song…with a bit of echo based groove enhancement.…The bridge of this tune is pretty wacky, but it's on purpose.…That's what I'm going for.…There's a lot going on here, but top of the list is…some groove echo I've added to the driving strums of that acoustic guitar.…This tune features a common challenge.…A surprisingly simple instrumental arrangement, needs…somehow to rise to an occasion.…In this case, there's the thrilling vocal arrangement…
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