Recommended Level - Intermediate / Advanced
This course teaches you all about Creative Effects from intermediate to advanced level. It's taught by Eddie Bazil who has over 30 years experience as a professional mixing engineer and who has worked with the likes of Busta Rhymes and Spandau Ballet. He is also a guest writer for Sound on Sound magazine.
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Use Creative Effects to make your mixes sound amazing and professional
Learn to use layered reverbs to create big vocals in a believable space
Learn to change the texture of drums and other elements using advanced delay techniques
Use chorus to thicken up vocals and give them movement
Understand where and when you should use these creative effects in your music production process
Fully understand reverb and all other creative effects, step by step from a pro recording engineer
Video Course is 38 lessons (over 5 hours) + 200 page Ebook!
Module 1 - Chorus
Chorus is one of those effects that is often overlooked and little used, but it is one of the most powerful mixing tools (up there with reverb). In this set of videos you will learn how, why and when to apply it to add texture to sounds, add thickness to vocals and movement to anything. Eddie takes his time to explain it all from the ground up so you fully understand how the effect works so you can apply it to your own tracks and get the most benefit from this awesome effect.
Module 2 - Delay
Delay is traditionally used to add a sense of space to elements in your mix and of course that is covered here as well. However, it can also be used in many other ways, even to change the texture of drum beats and add thickness to any sound you want. It can also be used to enhance the stereo field of recordings. Eddie will take you from the basics of using delay in the traditional sense all the way through to more advanced uses that will allow you to be incredibly creative in your own productions.
Module 3 - Flangers
The flanger is another one of those often over looked effects that has great potential as a mixing aid when used correctly. Flanging can be used creatively as well, enabling you to create movement and interest where before there was none. Eddie shows you how to understand the fundamentals of the effect and shows you how to use it to create movement, thickness and stereo width in your own tracks; adding a dimension to your mixes that not many people really understand how to do.
Module 4 - Harmonics / Harmonic Distortion
Harmonics can cover quite a few areas in music production. Here Eddie helps you understand harmonics in a way that will be beneficial to your productions. Understanding and using a blend of odd & even harmonics can thicken up sounds and add different textures to your mixes. Saturation is known to give you 'musical' distortion by adding even order harmonics which is also covered in this module along with how valves/tubes work to add pleasing and useful distortion to your mix.
Module 5 - Phasers
Phasers can be used to add movement and different textures to the elements of your mix. Eddie shows you the various uses of the phaser and helps you understand how it works so you have complete control over the effect. By the end of this module you will understand what all the different dials and settings mean on a phaser plug in so that you can use it creatively in your own mixes for maximum effect, adding movement and fuller textures where ever you want.
Module 6 - Reverb
Reverb is one of the most vital effects to understand in order to get your mixes sounding lush and 'real'. This module alone has 17 videos dedicated to teaching you all about reverb. From the basic fundamentals right through to the advanced are of 'layering reverbs', it's all here in this module. You will learn how to treat vocals with reverb, how to use 'wrapping reverbs', how to treat drums with reverb, how to control the sibilance of reverb, de-essing, plus a load more nifty tricks including creating the famous 'Abby Road Reverb'
Creative Effects Ebook - The perfect accompaniment to the video series
This Ebook offers over 200 pages of production secrets that will help both beginners and more experienced producers and sound designers alike, accompanied by a massive 600 megabytes of before/after audio examples!
Each chapter is devoted to a specific effect, while the final chapter delves into the world of more extreme and creative effects, using several in series or parallel to create completely new sonic textures, from warped vocoded effects to autotuned rhythmic sequences, from pitch manipulated delays to aesthetic sweeping pads, from dark dropping cannons to ghostly whispers. It’s all here and much, much more.
This book is obviously a labour of love, and goes much further than simply explaining the functions of every control, exploring their various further creative possibilities. For instance, Reverbs are great but room ambience recordings using a microphone or adopting Impulse Responses are equally useful but far more interesting. Tape saturation is extremely useful, as is tube/valve, but have you ever wondered how they work, what the harmonics affected are? Have you ever wondered how an Autotuned female vocal line run through a vocoder and layered with filter modulation sounds like? This type of effect is what this book is all about.
FREE lessons from the course
Producer Skills - Creative Effects
Here your tutor Eddie guides you through the basic settings and possible applications of using delay and how to understand the different functions of a delay plugin.
Producer Skills - Creative Effects
This is the first of 17 videos dedicated to helping you use reverb to its fullest extent in your own productions. Here you learn all about the basics so you have a good foundation for the following lessons.
Producer Skills - Creative Effects
In this more advanced lesson Eddie shows you how to use reverb in series to create beautiful soundscape textures in your own mixes.
Recommended Level - Intermediate/advanced
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Eddie’s professional musical career started during his teens, when he became a programmer for some of the most notable Electro/New Wave and Dance/Rap bands of the time, including AON, DJ Shadow, Juice, Pet Shop Boys, Spandau Ballet, C Campbell, Bobin, Paul Dee, Jets Orchestra, DJ Krush and many more. His career and experience progressed as he became a popular remixer and producer, working on projects with Busta Rhymes, SFP, Bobin, Dee, DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Sleeveless, Greensleeves, 9 Bar and Gam Productions, with many of his tracks achieving top chart positions. He is currently involved in various production, remixing and sound-design projects, as well as sharing his knowledge by teaching workshops and providing online tuition through Samplecraze. Eddie has also been a contributing writer for Sound on Sound, and has published several books on audio technology.
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