Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Flanger and phaser effects, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
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…Dialing in a very short delay time and modulating it via…the three delay modulation controls leads 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 10 milliseconds though…the effect may be more obvious it delays times closer to 5 milliseconds.…This ensures audible comb filtering will occur.…Set the delay…modulation controls to taste.…That ringing, hollow, eerie, tingling sound that is created by a flanger…comes from the simple comb filter effect enhanced by this 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…
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