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Stereo Delay - Part 3

Lesson 46 from: Music Production in Logic Pro X: Vocal Mixing Essentials

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46. Stereo Delay - Part 3

<b>In this lesson, you will learn more about the features of Stereo Delay.</b>
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Stereo Delay - Part 3

Hi in this video, just gonna explore a couple more features in logic Pro Ten's stereo delay. Now, I've got this stereo delay going on. It's sounding quite cool. But what I want to experiment with now is flipping the phase on some of these options here. So what it means to flip the phase is if you picture a waveform and it's going up and down, up and then down, if it goes up first and you flip the phase, it goes down first. So you're just flipping the waveform from top to bottom. This can cause all sorts of different phase related effects which can be quite interesting, can be quite useful and sometimes worth experimenting with. So let's give it a go face. Yeah. The so I've just flipped the phase on the feedback of the left channel there. Let's see how that sounds. Ross Smash face. Yeah. Von Der Von VSS. I don't know if it's me but I feel like the sound is a bit more hollow and that's probably because of some cancellation that's happening. Now that flip the phase of the feedback especia...

lly as sometimes it will be in anti phase with the right channel. Let's see what happens when I flip the phase of the feedback of the right channel. Now, theoretically things should add up again, but we never know. Yeah, for the smash face. Yeah. OK. Differences aren't always gonna be that noticeable, but it can be quite useful if you are troubleshooting some phase issues that are happening when you're using the stereo delay. What you can also do is flip the phase of the cross feed. So the feedback that's going from the right channel back into the left channel, you can flip the phase on that. Let's see what happens rushes past my face. Oh Yeah. VVVVF my face. Yeah. So with all of the phase inversion off, it just goes back to a normal sort of static stereo delay there. But things were a bit more interesting when I had some of the phase inversion on rushes past my face. Yeah. Yeah. VV. Great. I've actually found the setting. I'm really happy with. I feel like that with the phase flips on the feedback of the left channel against the phase flips on the cross feed of the right going into the left. I feel like the sound isn't that harsh? Why it's not that harsh is that maybe the difference in phase is canceling out some frequencies on the top end, which is very possible but still very theoretical at this point, just go over your ears and see what sounds good. You don't necessarily have to experiment with all of the phase flipping things. But if you've got the time experiment with them and see what comes out. But if you are troubleshooting some phase issues that are happening, especially if you are mixing in mono, then these tools can be quite useful to troubleshoot those issues. Let's give that a go now actually. So what I'm gonna do is go to the delay bus load again after the delay and flip the mono switch on. Sorry, it converts this stereo signal back into mono again, which is sometimes useful on the final mix bus if you are checking the mix in mono, but we're just doing that for the delay signal. Now, now let's see what happens when I toggle the phase buttons here and see how that affects the quote unquote mono mix of this stereo delay R oh Yeah. VV rushes smash face. Yeah. For the festive. OK. So it's quite a bit phasey sounding just there. But that's pretty normal when summing a stereo delay to mono, there's always gonna be some phase anomalies which can be quite useful, can be quite pleasing to the ear but sometimes destructive as well. I'm gonna leave it as it was and turn off this mono game here cos I was actually quite happy with that sound. My face. Yeah. Yeah. Phone for, she's, she's past my face. Yeah. V the vest. Sts si cool. And I'm just gonna listen to that in context of the mix. So I'm gonna uns solo the delay bus and rushes past my face and through my hair for the briefest of moments, I feel like I'm flying, rushes past my face and through my hair for the briefest of moments, I feel like I'm flying. And what I'm gonna do now actually is send more of this vocal to the a delay bus and then pull down the fader just because I'm in a bit more control of that rushes past my face and through my hair for the briefest of moments, I feel like I'm flying, rushes past my face and through my hair for the briefest of moments. I feel like I'm flying. Excellent. So I'm very happy with how this stereo delay is sounding so far. It's just adding some information to the far left and the far right without me having to like pan anything without me having any sort of hard panned instruments or vocal takes, this just allows me to create a stereo image with mostly mono information. Thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next video.

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