Sessions are our range of video tutorials that are dedicated to helping producers understand the most indispensible and commonly used plug-ins and synthesizers employed in the production of electronic dance music.
The ability to use your production tools efficiently and properly forms the rudimentary difference between an amateur and professional but relies on completely understanding both the theory and practice of application. Each sessions tutorial offers a complete breakdown and explaination of the unit in focus so if you're struggling to understand the theory and applications of compression, EQ, Delay or want to understand the parameters on offer in the Virus Ti, our sessions tutorials are essential.
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.
“OPENED MY EYES! If you think you know Delay but you haven't seen this tutorial! Well frankly You don't know delay! Ps I am not on commission, I have no vested interest in shifting the units of the tutorial! BUT!! quite frankly! GO & BUY IT!!”
This session examines the theory behind short delay and the effects that constructive and deconstructive interference can impart on a sound, and how it can be controlled with careful settings
After examining short delay, we move onto the theoru of medium delay and the effects these settings can impart onto sounds and the mix.
For the final session, we tie together all the theory discussed in the previous two sessions and examine how it can be used to produce a mix with more spatial resolution.