The last couple of weeks we have discussed in depth the various preamp types available on the market. From old to new, all these preamps have some stark changes in sound, quality, design, and most importantly color - but there are also some common elements shared across the board in a lot of cases and today I wanted to talk about utilizing these to best help your recordings, streamline your mixing, and get the most out of your microphone. Lets dive in.
For those who don’t know, I am the biggest Star Wars nerd on the planet. My obsession with the franchise is verging on unhealthy - but it has given me a vast amount of quotes and life lessons I've held close to me for about the last decade and a half. One of the most valued is a quote from Master Yoda, in the recent sequel series; ‘The greatest teacher, failure is’.
...referring to the big 2 - Reverb and Delay. After this, hopefully you’ll have a larger awareness of how to apply both of these, why, and most importantly, in a creative and intuitive way!