Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How To De-ess in Ableton Live

So there probably is a few ways of doing this but this way I find sounds great and will not effects anything thing else, just your problem sibilants (T's and S's to be specific). It won't carve out any unwanted frequencies and make your vocal sound dull either. The basic idea of this technique is to use the problem to get rid of the problem. We'll isolate the sibilants and use them to duck them out of the source track. It might sound confusing, maybe only because I suck at explaining things, but once your see it done step by step it makes total sense.

Check to video out below




How To Make A Howard Benson Style Delay

I was watching Pensado's Place not too long ago and it was an episode with Howard Benson. During the interview he mentions a unique way he using delays. So, me being me, I had to try it out. What Howard does is create 2 delay sends, one panned right and the other panned left. He sets them both to the same timing (1/4 note for example) but then takes another delay (fully wet) and sticks it right in front of one of the delays and delays it further by 10-30 milliseconds. The result is a huge stereo delay, that isn't a ping-pong.

Check out the video below to hear this in action and to learn how to do this along with a little expansion to get a huge great sounding delay.





Sunday, September 14, 2014

How To Create a Bob Brown Style Delay

Hey guys here is my first tutorial on my new YouTube channel.

In this tutorial I discus how to create a Bob Brown style delay. I'm sure this isn't the official name and I am unsure where it originated but Bob did it best and he own well known for doing this. This technique originated in the analog world but I will show you how to do it in Live.

So what the hell is a "Bob Brown style delay" anyways? Well, this is when you take a send track with a delay and instead of using the feedback on the delay effect, you take and loop the output back into the input (which is what feedback is, basically). So why do this? The main and most apparent advantage of doing this is that you can add effects to your feedback loop, so with every repetition your signal gets more and more processed.

Check out the video below to see it in action and to learn how you can do this in Ableton Live.