Audio Foundations – 2 – Delay and Modulation

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Compression and Dynamic Processing – 1
Delay and Modulation – 2
EQ and Filter – 3
Reverb – 4
Digital – 5

Course details

  • 2h 20m
  • Beginner
  • Updated: 1/31/2014

In this installment of Foundations of Audio, author Alex U. Case explains the fundamentals of delay and modulation effects and how to apply these effects, technically and creatively, to improve the sound of a mix. The course covers adjusting individual parameters such as delay time, level, and feedback; working with long delays to create echoes, enhance groove, and add support; using delay modulation for chorus and doubling effects; and dialing-in spectral effects from delay, such as flanging. This course also includes Get in the Mix (GITM) sessions for both Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic Pro. Exercise files are also included with the course.

Learning objectives

  • Adjusting the delay time, level, and feedback parameters
  • Utilizing a low-pass filter and polarity reverse
  • Setting up an effects loop
  • Setting the delay time by tempo or by ear
  • Understanding the distinct uses of short, medium, and long delays
  • Adjusting modulation rate, depth, and shape
  • Adding double tracking and spreader effects
  • Manipulating tone with constructive or destructive interference
  • Creating a comb filter and flange effect
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