Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Using long delay on key lyrics, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
…Let's use echo to emphasize key lines and phrases in our mix.…We're going to setup the DAW for delay effect.…Dial in an appropriate long delay time, and add some nice details.…The addition of echo to a track is pretty simple to do.…But we'll need to keep an ear on the musicality of the effect.…First I'll add a quarter-note echo to an entire vocal track.…You'll hear that this crowds and confuses the mix.…To fix that problem, I'll limit the delay echo to a few discrete keywords instead.…Then I'll fine-tune it all, by finding a more appropriate echo time.…
Instead of a quarter-note, a half-note feels right.…And the effect grows…more interesting still, when followed by a fading repetition, a quarter-note later.…Echo is added to this focal by using an Aux-in feeding this delay plugin.…The duration of the delay time has been aligned to…the tempo of the song, using the tempo sync capability.…Built into this and most other delay plugins.…I'll start with the quarter-note duration.…First, I'll play the mix without any delay on the vocal.…
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