Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Using modulation for a chorus effect, part of Get In the Mix with Pro Tools.
…An alternative name for the heavy use of…modulated medium delays to simulate more then one…player is chorus, the idea is that through…the use of several different modulating delays in the…20 to 50 millisecond range one could transform…a single track into the sound of several voices,…the delays simulate other voices singing along but…phrasing things a bit late, humanly out of sync.…The modulation of those…delays introduces small amounts of pitch shift, creating the illusion of…a natural amount of pitch variation for these added, simulated performers.…
No two performers sing with identical pitch and phrasing, and 40 singers…would create 40 unique sounds, even as they try to sing together.…Modulated medium delays evoke the sound of several simultaneous performers,…converting one voice into a choir, thus the term chorus.…Naturally, stacking up 39 medium delays around one single live vocalist…will not convincingly sound like a choir of 40 different people.…Think of it instead as a…special electronic effect, not an acoustic simulation.…
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