Dance Music Production Sessions 07 Delay TUTORiAL
Delay, like reverb, is one of those effects we take for granted as producers.The effect isn't as subtle or elusive as compression, for example, and it can often be immediately noticeable when applied even in small amounts so we often feel it needs no real introduction. However, the somewhat simple nature belies a far more complex application for music production and mixing.
For this session we unravel and explain the intricacies of employing delay. We begin by introducing the basic parameters that form the basis of all delay units before examining the importance of musical notation, the significance of delay timing in a mix, feedback uses, how to calculate the best delay times, the principles of echo, snapback, ADT, dynamic delay, filtered tails, tail processing, interference, comb filtering, chorusing, flanging, rhythmical delay taps and the uses of delayed frequency modulation to increase presence and dimensionality within a mix.
Throughout the tutorial we show why its such an influential effect and why a detailed understanding of delay will invariably change the sound of your music and mixing, making it appear cohesive, wider, bigger and exhibit a three-dimensional stage, all in all, producing a more professional mix.
In addition, for this tutorial, we also examine SoundToys Echoboy. This has become the industry standard delay unit of many professional so we discuss each parameter in detail and show how - through its wealth of modulation options - it has become one of the most creative and must have effects for the production of dance music.
Groove3 Soundtoys 5 Update Explained TUTORiAL
Soundtoys 5 is the defacto standard for high quality, time and harmonic based effects. In these video training tutorials, studio guru Scottie Dugan shows you the new plug-ins, workflow, sonics, and tweakability enhancements made in the newest version of these amazing plug-ins.
Starting with a basic introduction to how Soundtoys has upped its game, Scottie zooms right into the Effects Rack, giving you a general overview as well as exploring all of its improvements.
That leads right into a video on the enhanced preset handling, as presets are such a major component of the Effects Rack. After that, Scottie demonstrates how using the Effects Rack creatively can completely transform a mix.
Scottie continues with a video on the new Microshift Pitch and Delay Modulation plug-in, which is followed by two videos covering the new Primal Tap Delay, a delay modeled on the Lexicon Prime Time delay.
The second Primal Tap video is devoted to the Tweak Menu, where the real power lies. The final plug-in covered is Little Alter Boy, a combination of tuner, pitch shifter and vocoder.
Scottie demonstrates how you can use this plug-in to transform an instrument or vocal into something completely new. Finally, the series ends with a look at some of the minor tweaks and enhancements to plug-ins like Tremolator that push Soundtoys 5 over the top.
Whether you're new to Soundtoys or you're an advanced Soundtoys 5 user looking for some pro tips and techniques, don't miss "Soundtoys 5 Update Explained"!
Dance Music Production Dimensional Mixing TUTORiAL
For this highly anticipated volume we examine the theory and practice of dimensional mixing within electronic dance music.
This is much more than your typical mixing tutorial; here we not only discuss the basic mixing techniques we also introduce and examine the theory of gain structure, mixing desks, busses, VCA groups, ear training, visual mixing and how to introduce an added dimension to your sound.
Spread over 2 discs the tutorial begins with an introduction to gain structure within a DAW. If you thought gain structure only applied to those working outside the box - you couldn't be more wrong. A well organised and considered gain structure is fundamental to digital mixing and is more often than not the defining characteristic between mixes that sound open and clean to those that appear digital and crowded.
Following gain structure we move onto the mixing desk. Here we not only look at the theory of bussing, auxing and uses of VCA's but also how they're best applied during a mix and how it can be important to group sub-mixes and busses together to ensure effects sends maintain the mix perspective.
In addition to the basics above, we also discuss further theories and practices for producing a successful dance mix by with sessions on low end theory and controlling the low end of the mix, how to optimise your room for mix analysis and numerous ear training techniques that you can use daily to help hone your hearing in order to produce cleaner, clearer sounding mixes.
With the basics covered and using a number of different styles of dance music tracks as examples, we then show how you can create mixes that exhibit both width and depth, and how to add further dimensions to a mix to create clarity in even the busiest of mixes. This includes session topics such as multi-band compression, reverb, distortion, side-chaining, vocal approaches, pitch-correction, mixing bass and the subs, tone control, mixing huge leads, and mono compatibility.
We then finish the tutorial with an analogue vs digital shoot-out. Is analogue summing really superior to the DAW? You can make up your own mind as we mix and then listen to/examine the sonic differences between summing entirely within a DAW compared to summing through the best analogue equipment, employing both Neve and SSL Hardware.
Dance Music Production Fundamental 10 Drums and Programming 2 TUTORiAL
Fundamentals are our range of video tutorials that are dedicated to the ‘fundamental’ production techniques and procedures that all practicing EDM producers should be completely versed in. Covering topics such as drum programming, music theory, formal structure and ear training techniques, our fundamental series are our best selling products.
Fundamental 10 returns to where our series originally began, to discuss and dissect one of the most fundamental elements of dance music; rhythm. Picking right up where Fundamental 1 left off, for this second volume and running over 10 hours we look deeper into the advanced creation of drum loops, programming and rhythm.
Starting with an updated look towards percussive sound design for kicks, snares, claps and hi-hats through layering and synthesis we then move onto producing professional loops and rhythms. Whereas in the first volume we examined the basics of the four to the floor and modulation, for this tutorial we go deeper into rhythm examining subjects such as meter, variation, quantisation and humanising.
By constructing a number of drum loops in the tutorial, we show how to make random samples "glue” together to produce a cohesive professional loop, show how to create complex hi-hat patterns, introduce the theory and practice of swing and groove and discuss how to create acoustic fills and rolls. We also examine the importance of dynamics, logarithmic patterning, sequential programming, drive, tempo changes, live MIDI drum recording (basic finger drumming), pitch processing and the uses and tuning practice behind fifth, seventh and ninth drums and their uses in todays electronic dance music.
The tutorial then finishes with a closer examination and importance of buss processing, including a look at the latest techniques such as mid/side reverb and expansion alongside compression, delay, buss EQ, distortion & modulation
Udemy Learn Delay The Complete Guide To Mixing With Delay TUTORIAL
Delay is quite possibly the most used, yet misunderstood creative tool in the mixing engineer’s arsenal. Every major record you’ve heard in the past 40-60 years has had some instance of delay on it. Beginning at an explanation of the brief history of Delay along with some basic functions, all the way to advanced techniques as well as a primer of the physics behind the tool, in this class you’ll learn everything you need to know about the Delay tool!
We’ll be focusing on common applications of the Delay tool, found in contemporary music, as well as some techniques to help simulate a vintage sound in your mix! We’ll also go through how to setup your Delay on any instrument and explain why the order of operation is important. We’ll spend the majority of this course examining techniques, since this is an application dependent tool, but we’ll also touch on some effects like Flangers and Choruses, that can be made using a Delay tool with some post-processing.
In this class you'll learn...
Digital Delay use. Analog Delay functionality. Creating depth in a 2-Dimensional plane. Simulating a doubled track. Different models of Delay. Physics of Sound Waves. Differentiation of Reverb and Delay. How to setup Delay.
What to listen for when using a Delay on:
Drums. Guitars (lead and rhythm). Piano. Vocals (lead, backgrounds, harmonies).
You’ll also learn advanced techniques like…
Throwing Delay using Automation. Artificial Stereo Spread. Acoustic environment simulation. Embellishment of an element within a mix.
What are the requirements?
Basic understanding of Computer Recording and Mixing
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 16 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
Over 25 years of experience and expertise from a professional recording studio that has serviced bands such as U2, Blink 182, Switchfoot, Icona Pop and many many more.
An advanced understanding of delay that can take an OK recording/mix and make it a great recording/mix.
What is the target audience?
Beginners to advanced audio engineers and enthusiasts who want to learn industry standard mixing techniques and mixing secrets used by professional engineers on today’s hit records.
Sonic Academy How To Use Timeless 2 With Aiyn Zahev TUTORiAL
Join Sami, chief sound designer at Aiyn Zahev, as he takes us through the small but wonderfully formed delay plugin ‘Timeless 2’ from Fab Filter
Continuing in this series where we look at some of the smaller plugins that can add huge weight to your production arsenal, Sami gives you the low down in all you need to know to get the best from this versatile delay unit.
He looks deep into its powerful filter options and explains Timeless 2’s modulation system by giving you some very useful real world examples of where and how to use these new production techniques
Kadenze Sound Production in Ableton Live for Musicians and Artists Session 9 TUTORiAL
This course provides hands-on experience in producing, mixing, and sound design with a digital audio workstation. Students will learn the fundamentals (physics) of sound and digital audio, proper gain staging, where and how distortion enters recordings and mixes, how to set levels and panning, effective sub group mixing, and an introduction to signal processing such as equalization, compression, delay, and reverb. In addition to core audio and mixing concepts, students will learn various production techniques, such as sequencing, arranging, automation, using virtual instruments (e.g. synths, samplers, and drum machine plugins), working with MIDI, plugin formats such as VST/Audio-Units, and mapping digital USB controllers for the studio and live performance.
The material covered in this course will range from the foundations of producing music and sound design, to more advanced topics such as Ableton "racks" (Audio Effect Racks, MIDI Effect Racks, Instrument Racks, and Drum Racks), multi-band effects processing, advanced modulation, warping, time-stretching, and mangling audio, as well as taking advantage of Live's audio analysis tools for extracting grooves, melody, harmony, and drums from recorded sound.