In this exclusive extract from PureMix, Andrew Scheps shows how distortion can be used as a powerful, tone shaping technique when mixing.
Distortion comes in many flavours. It can be used to enhance sounds by adding harmonic complexity or as a sound design tool to create unique sounds. No matter how you use it, distortion is an invaluable tool to add to your arsenal.
Grammy-winner Andrew Scheps teaches you what is happening to your audio when it distorts and how to use that knowledge to your advantage. See how Andrew uses distortion to create interesting sounds and make elements sit into, or jump out of a mix.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:
- Add the appearance of older recordings
- Add Length to sounds
- Morph distorted electric guitars with EQ
- Create space and depth on vocals with parallel distortions
Equipment & Software
- Avid Dyn3 Expander / Gate
- Avid EQ3
- Avid Lo-Fi
- Crane Song Phoenix II
- Eventide H910
- FabFilter Saturn
- SansAmp PSA-1
- Sound Toys Decapitator
- Sound Toys Devil-Loc
- UAD Ampeg SVTVR
- UAD Studer A800
- Waves CLA-76
- Waves Kramer HLS
- u-he Satin
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