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Mastering Pro Tools® Effects: Getting the Most Out of Pro Tools’ Effects Processors by Jeremy Krug

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Overuse, Abuse, and Danger Zones

The biggest difficulty in working with delay plug-ins is that the very same principles that make the effects work also make them go haywire.

When a couple of tracks arrive at the recorder slightly out of time due to acoustic delays in the room, you can avoid phase cancellation and comb-filtering by using a delay plug-in to shift things around in time until everything is lined up right. When a backing track sounds a little thin, you can use a delay effect to create extra copies shifted slightly out of time to create phasing and comb-filtering effects.

Phasing and Comb-Filtering

It’s been mentioned over and over throughout this chapter, but what is really so bad about a comb-filter anyway?

Since it’s a key component ...

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