Introduction In our opinion, the worst thing you can come across as a post production mixer is a bad quality recording, the classic saying of ‘You can’t polish poop‘. While there are many brilliant plug-ins for removing noise, clicks, and pops, reverb is still a very tricky
Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at reverb and how it can be used within your mixes, in particular we will be referencing Digidesign’s ‘D-Verb’ plug-in although you will notice across different reverb units that the optional variables are roughly the same. What is reverb?
Introduction Funnily enough, the ‘Telephone’ effect makes the affected audio sound like it’s being played through a telephone! The effect can be created in a number of ways including playing a sound through a small bandwidth speaker and re-recording via a microphone – a technique more commonly known
Basic Pro Tools Compression Compression and equalisation are probably the two most common effects used in any production, but what does a compressor actually do? This tutorial will introduce how compression works and how to approach each control. What is compression? The aim when compressing audio is
Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at the ‘Vocal Rider’ plug-in released by the audio plug-in giants Waves. The principle of the plug-in is that it will automatically, after a little tweaking, ride the fader of your vocal tracks to help them sit more comfortably
Introduction Gated reverb was used a lot in the 80’s and is a sort of signature of Phil Collins’ drum production; but that doesn’t mean it is an out of date technique! When used in an extreme manner it produces a distinct Collins-esque sound, however if applied
Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at the ‘Vari-Fi’ plug-in which comes as a part of the ‘D-Fi’ plug-in package for Pro Tools. While you may not be familiar with the name of the plug-in, you most likely will be familiar with the sound as
Introduction When it comes to mixing, the aim is to get the best sound from each instrument while making sure they all play nice with each other, ask a number of engineers how they begin working on their sessions and you can be pretty sure they will