Author Scott Hirsch employs the Delay plugin as a send effect to create a slapback echo effect. He also explores a modern rhythmic delay that uses feedback to echo in a rhythmic fashion, for motion and texture in vocal effects processing.
- [Teacher] Like reverb processing, delay is another…time-based vocal effect that works quite well…as a send/return network in your Studio One mixer.…By sending a delay as a send,…you can mix in the amount of delay to taste,…and even apply other processing to that delay,…as we'll do later in this course.…Here, I wanna focus on two styles of delay:…the classic Elvis Presley/John Lennon slapback effect,…and a more modern rhythmic style delay.…First, we'll work on the slapback style delay.…
So here on my vocal lead, I'll click the Sends button…to add a send, and I'm gonna do an FX channel send.…So Studio One makes an FX channel…on the right side of our mixer,…and we have our send with our send level…here in the vocal lead track.…Now on the FX track, I'm gonna go ahead…and insert an Analog Delay.…It's one of the effects that is…a stock effect that comes with Studio One.…I'm gonna drop it right on that track.…
Now here on the Analog Delay plugin,…I can alter the time of the delay…by increments of time that correspond…
Audio engineer Scott Hirsch starts with comping the vocals—combining the best performances into one final vocal master take. He explains how to edit out breaths and other noises and fabricate a doubling effect for additional texture and vibe, and then brings in some plugins into the mix—Antares Auto-Tune, Melodyne, and iZotope—to tune vocals and create more interesting soundscapes. In the "Mixing" chapter, Scott enhances the sound of the vocals with EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and automation, adding life and motion to the song. The final track demonstrates everything you can do to maximize the effectiveness of vocals with Studio One.
- Comping takes in Studio One
- Editing breaths and noise
- Doubling and tuning vocals
- Experimenting with iZotope's Stutter Edit
- Processing vocals with EQ and compression
- De-essing vocals
- Using reverb, delay, and modulation effects
- Automating levels and FX in Studio One