201502.21
Off
0

Flanger problem when double-tracking Vocals

Flanger effect is produced by having two identical copies of the sound with one copy delayed no more than 20ms. When you double-track vocals, in a way you are prone to produce the flanger effect when the second take hits within 20ms of the first take. This does not sound nice (unless intended). The voice…

201406.29
Off
0

Pre-delay parameter on a reverb

in Reverb

Pre-delay, delays the entrance of the reverb. So if, for example, pre-delay is set to 0 milliseconds, then the reverb begins exactly when this sound does. This could end up muddying up the mix. The longer the Pre-delay is, the more space between the entrance of the sound and the entrance of the reverb and that space will clean it up considerably.

201406.29
Off
0

The Decay parameter of a reverb

in Reverb

Decay parameter represents how long it takes the reverb to fade to where you can no longer hear it. For example, if Decay is set on 4s then it takes 4s until the reverb tail falls below a level that we could hear it. The longer the decay time is, the more it pushes a track further…

201406.29
Off
0

When to use a Reverb

in Reverb

Why we use reverb? To fit a track in a specific physical acoustic space. Change or highlight the sound texture. Make the track larger or wider than it really is. Artificial stereo space. Position the track in the mix. The more the reverb the farther away in the mix is the instrument. .

201406.29
0
0

On EQ-ing bass guitar

Bottom end is around 100-120 Hz. Don’t EQ with the same frequency you used for the kick drum. you could use a low shelf filter but watch out for muddiness. a little at 60 Hz sometime works.Try to EQ Attack comes around 700Hz. Definition (finger snapping) is around 2-3kHz.

On EQ-ing the piano
201406.28
0
0

On EQ-ing the piano

The piano can sound a lot different depending how it’s miked. If there’s one mike that’s directly over the middle of the strings, it will sound one way. If that mike is moved out into the room it will sound another way. If it’s mike with two mikes in stereo, it’s going to sound different…

On EQ-ing the organ
201406.28
0
0

On EQ-ing the organ

Organ, like a Hammond B3, has a wide frequency range. It can have a huge low-end, so you have to be careful that it doesn’t get in the way of the bass or the kick drum. That’s why it is common to use a high-pass filter to roll off the low-end below a 100Hz or so….