Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Modulation shape, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
…Modulating delay effects represent so…many opportunities for creative signal processing.…We mastered the rate and depth controls in…the prior movie, let's tackle the shape control next.…It's time to get in the mix, pause this…movie and open the appropriate file for your DAW.…With modulation rate and depth under our belts, we…can now focus on mastering the third LFO parameter.…Shape is the wave form of the LFO.…It describes the trajectory of the delay…processor as it changes the delay time within…the bounds set by the depth control at the speed determined by the rate control.…
The two most common modulation shapes we are…likely to see are sine wave and triangle wave.…Let's apply them to our electric guitar track, here's…the guitar with the sign wave modulated chorus effect.…And here it is with the triangle wave modulated chorus effect.…If you're thinking they both pretty much sound like a…chorus effect with only slight differences in quality, you're right.…The primary use of the shape control on most delay 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