…The sonic appeal of lush reverberation does have limits.…Too much reverb can definitely be disappointing.…But there are times where we want to push somehow…for more of that ear-tingling experience without clouding a mix.…In a down-tempo moment in any song, or on the lead vocal in a ballad, or…with any string pad, horn section, or choir,…we have another way to add pop polish.…I like to call this next effect reginerative reverb.…Where we allow the reverb to interact with some carefully…chosen delays so that it pulses on underneath the track.…
It's a bit of a complicated setup, so let's get the signal flow right first.…Our background vocals feed a long reverb, running a long hall preset.…The background vocals also feed a delay processor with…multiple delays, each tune to a rhythmically useful delay time.…Then the output of the delay themselves are fed to the same long hall reverb.…The goal is to have the background vocals trigger…a reverberant event that isn't simply a single room decaying.…Instead, we want these delays to feed the reverb…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
Audio Foundations: EQ and Filterswith Brian Lee White2h 28m Intermediate
Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulationwith Alex U. Case2h 20m Intermediate
1. Compression and Dynamic Processing
2. EQ and Filters
3. Delay and Modulation
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