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tracking with the effects ON... how many?
Old 17th May 2006
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tracking with the effects ON... how many?

How many of you track with effects on?

let's say a reverb or delay on voice or guitar.


How about creative effects on certain instruments/voice? Do you record one dry and one processed?

Thanks

Jason
Old 17th May 2006
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definitely modulation effects and tremelo! reverb...nah.
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I often track with outboard effects, but I record the dry signal to one track and the effects to a separate adjacent stereo track. That way, if they work fine when it's time to mix, I already have it, and if the mix calls for something else (or just a different dry/effects mix) I still have the flexibility to do that.

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I typically throw UAD-1 Dreamverb on or the 140 plate for vocals and maybe snare. If it helps the performance by giving more life to the sound while tracking I'll do it.

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only on the monitor side of things, and then only if the artist is comfortable with it....I never "print time based effects"

Almost never on vocals....but sometimes I have.
Old 17th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Poulin
How many of you track with effects on?

let's say a reverb or delay on voice or guitar.


How about creative effects on certain instruments/voice? Do you record one dry and one processed?

Thanks

Jason
Reverb, never- but delay lines, pitch, mod effects all the time- there is something powerful about committing to a sound.

JR
Old 18th May 2006 | Show parent
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I'm in the process of switching between the "leave the tracks clear of effects for mix" and "commitiing stuff to tape" Esp. on the guitar/bass side of things, those effects are to difficult to replicate I find after the fact as the effects influence the way the player attacks the part. So I now look at it like this, if the effect is going to influence the part/player then it goes to tape.
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I noticed since we treated our new mix and tracking room that we're commiting more and more to tape.


As for effects, I was always one of those to just do it in the mix but heck they can really enhance a performance if needed.

Thanks for the replies.

I was curious


Jason
Old 18th May 2006
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I keep a multi-fx patched into the board I monitor tracking over, more out of habit than anything. But I don't take outside clients anymore and I can't help but feel I've 'outgrown' the need to have 'verb in my cans when I track.


But print FX? My whole life experience is against it. heh

I guess if I had something I thought was really killer and didn't want to let it get away I would but I'd also cut the track dry, too. I don't work on other folks projects anymore but nothing used to drive me nuttier than trying to deal with fixing tracks (on tape) where people had recorded wet.
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