Posts Tagged ‘Vari-Fi’

Vari-Fi Studio One

 

 

 

 

 

 

In some of the last posts we showed our favourite additional composing DAW Studio One and some of its useful functions. This week we have two amazing visitors from the Benztown offices in L.A. – Justin “Imaging Ninja” Case and Shane “Guitar Hero” Drasin. While Justin and I are discussing Imaging, FX and VO chains – Shane is working with Oli and Konrad.

 

Shane works mostly with Pro Tools and Reason, but the guys over here show him our latest fav Studio One. No question he can create music, sound design and the next number 1 hit with a 4Track recorder, as long he has a guitar in his hands. He liked some of the features of Studio One and wants to give them a try in the future.  Konrad, who really became a fan of the presonus DAW, found a solution to outweigh one of the last deficits of Studio One –  It has Vari-Fi on board now. His method might be a bit unusual and does not create a real vinyl stop, but you can slow down audio in a minute, without 3rd party plug-ins…

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Hi guys, it’s Andre.

It’s now my 39th week at the Benztown Studios. Since 39 weeks, I’m learning everything about radio imaging and production.

Today, I’m showing you a cool trick to spice your imaging, especially when it comes to Urban.

One of the key elements of Old School Hip Hop is turnablism, means playing around with the records you have, to create new stuff. The essential techniques of turntablism are Beatjuggling and Scratching.

After covering Beatjuggling, I’m covering some Scratching effects and techniques.

Scratching effects on VO perfectly match Old School like Urban songs and make it flow with the rest of the imaging.

My favorites for scratching are Vari-Fi and Pitch N Time. Slice single parts of your VO, reverse them, duplicate them and then add some pitch changes. Slow it down, speed it up or do both in one sample – you can do this with Pitch N Time.

By using the grid mode, you can scratch perfectly with the beat.

Check out a little example, I created by using Reverse, Vari-Fi & Pitch N Time on Don Amiche, our VO for Benztown Urban.

Of course, that’s just one option for scratching. Try to scratch your listeners, voice samples, single percussion elements or FX.