January 19, 2009

Creative Gating, Part 1

This is the first if a three part series on the creative use of gates. All of them involve the use of a key or sidechain input. In this video, a low frequency tone is triggered by a kick drum in order to give the impression that the kick was deeper and/or recorded with more [...]

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November 16, 2008

Reverse Reverb

Sorry for the long stretch of time with no posts. Back on track now, at least for today. In this video tutorial I create a reverse reverb effect in Pro Tools on an electric guitar. Reverse reverb was first used on analog tape machines by flipping the tape backwards, applying reverb to a part (and [...]

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August 20, 2008

Ping Pong Delay

In this video tutorial I create a ping pong delay in Pro Tools using two mono delays and aux inputs. Although there are a bunch of ping pong delay plug-ins out there, creating your own is a great routing exercise. 

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July 16, 2008

Re-amping 101

Re-amping is a very effective way of adding character into your mix using relatively inexpensive gear you or a band-mate probably has lying around. Technically put, re-amping is the process of converting a balanced line-level signal into an unbalanced instrument level signal for use with devices that are designed to deal directly with guitars and [...]

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