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 recording the reverb to a track), and then flipping the tape back. Its not quite as straight forward in the box, but its not all that tough either. 

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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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August 18, 2008

10 Pro Tools Tips for the Newbie

Jonathan at Moozek.com has posted 10 Pro Tools Tips for folks just getting started. It is a great list and my top ten would look very similar. Check it out.

By the way, I have been either away or in the studio for the last month or so, hence the lack of posts. Look for a new video tutorial here soon.

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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 the like. Initially, the term “re-amping” was usually associated with the process of recording an electric guitar through a DI (direct inject) box and “re-amping” it through a guitar amplifier at a later point in time. The technique has evolved to include many more applications with many more sound sources. (more…)

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