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Channel strips across the mix
Tracking with UAD unison technology
Vocal sweetening the SSL way
Working with sidechain controls
Using a dedicated Vocal Channel Strip to mix a raw vocal
Comparing the character of console mix busses
The Art Of Synth Soloing
Exploring Timbral Changes With Wavetable Synths
Ex. 1 – Using Apple’s Retro soft synth in Table mode (wavetable), I sweep through some wavetables using the Mod Wheel, along with some subtle vibrato. In order, the tables are: Weird Pulses, Resonant LPF, FM Sweep and Metamorphosis.
Ex. 2 – Sweeping Retro wavetables using Pitch Bend, this time sweeping both oscillators in differing amounts and directions. In order, the tables are: Mod Saw, Morphing Harmonics, Sync Rocket, and Pulsating Sweep.
Ex. 3 – Using Xfer Records Serum soft synth, I sweep through various wavetables using the Mod Wheel. Note that some are set up to be sweeping smaller ranges, and so they impart a subtle, “living” analog quality to what are digital waveforms.
Ex. 4 – Using UVI’s Falcon synth I created some dual Program sounds using various lead sounds blended with a wavetable element to add some subtle movement during my Mod Wheel gestures. The first example has no sweep, all the others do.