Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Modulation rate and depth, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
…Delay effects based on a changing delay introduce…a whole new layer of interest to your mix.…A changing delay is an ear-grabbing alternative to the fixed delay.…And it has an intriguing side effect. Changing the delay also changes the pitch.…The slow modulation of delay time, that is common in…so many effects, introduces a slight detuning of the track.…A moving delay leads to a wobbling pitch.…We have to be careful here. Because an out…of tune track can sour any production.…But if the delay modulation is slow, the pitch bending might be a subtle positive.…
It can sound human and expressive.…On the other hand, if you want an aggresivly…altered pitch pattern as part of a special effect.…Don't hold back.…And let the modulating delay do the job.…So let's listen to what the modulation section can do?…We'll start here with the modulation rate and depth.…And cover modulation…shape in the next video.…Rate controls how quickly the delay…time parameter within the effects devices changed.…You'll find mixed situations, when you…
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