Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Frequency bracketing with filters, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
…Modern software based instruments, especially commercial loops and…virtual instruments, tend to be very broadband by design.…In other words, they tend to fill out the entire…frequency spectrum, from low to high, pretty much all by themselves.…This is to be expected.…A loop library company or instrument patch designer wants to…sell their product and doesn't usually think towards this sits…so perfectly in a dense mix.…But, rather they focus their efforts on the average hobbyist…who is impressed by huge sounds right out of the box.…
Besides, just like a picture or graphic file, I would rather start with…a high-res or full bandwidth version, and then scale down if necessary.…The problem with this is that when combined with a bunch of other super…broadband material and left unchecked, these full bandwidth instruments can…add up to a muddy mess across your frequency spectrum.…With way too much low end and…an unnatural amount of fatiguing high frequency content.…
Combine this with the fact that a Dawes mixer is completely linear…
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