Posts Tagged ‘distortion’

Exciters are a nice way to make your production cutting through. Adding a bit of sharpness makes a lot of mixes clearer and sounding better.

We are big fans of exciters like the Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter used hit producer and engineer Val Garay in several hit records. Unfortunately, not everyone owns a decent exciter and not every DAW is offering one from the start. If you get behind the technique of an exciter, you can recreate that effect with the normal effects your DAW has to offer. All you need is a little bit distortion. (more…)

Extreme Effect Settings

Hey guys, it’s Andre.

Today, I’m going to overuse some plugin effects and features of Pro Tools as Sound Design techniques to create some more extreme effects. We all learned to avoid red meters and heavy overuse of plugins, but this time, we’re going for extremes and create some cool FX with that.

Check out how to overuse EQ settings, reverbs and destruction of sounds to create some soft, big or heavy distorted FX. (more…)

Many stations are on the look for the most polished sound possible. BUT, some Imaging pieces need to sound dirty, rough and edgy. I created a Lollapalooza Promo for our CHR library and used a plugIN from the Sound Toy Family, I never used before and it made the VO unbelievable dirty and rough. Love that…You can emulate that kind of sound also with AMPs (like Sans Amp, AMP Farm or Guitar Rig), Hard Filters and EQs. Adding Flanging, LoFI or  SciFi to it makes it even more edgy.

As bonus, here’s the pic of my Decapitator Settings:

In older posts you’ve seen several of my templates, so you know I really dig Aux tracks for Delay and Reverb use. There is nothing faster and easier to me manipulating Audio and create incredible delays and reverb effects. Most of the time I use beat related delays in combination with Filters, Amps, EQs, Flangers and many other plugINs. In this short tutorial I want to show you how I create a nice distortion delay. Remember AUX is POWER!I recorded the video on the fly, so I add the treated VO as audio to the post as well.

New Worlds are discovered by walking a new path.

ASK yourself WHY NOT to freak out and do some crazy stuff f.e. with your Voice Over. Check this out and send us your feedback!

experiment time not longer than 5 minutes