Hello all, I am here again to share another crazy/lousy experiment. This time will be better than the last, and if you remember my last post about Beatlesque, please don't, as I think its real crappy after I have done more studying.
(and that horrible Cheese & Onions thing I did, sounds like trash now :B)
This is just a short simple experiment with trying to replicate Automatic Double Tracking. I decided just to put all the examples in a zip to save time and space.
1. Raw Acoustic Guitar sample from Raw Tracks.com, I do not know the brand or what microphone was used.
2. A V72 preamp impulse response was used, followed by a Pultec style EQ, then a LA-2A style compressor,
and lastly several tape saturation plugins. While a V72 is no REDD 47 preamp, and Pultec is close to the REDD 51 Pop EQ, and the LA-2A being listed as sounding close to the EMI RS123 Compressor in that an Altec Compressor is built quite similar to a LA-2A, but EMI extensively modified them, and tape plugin of a Studer at 15 ips.
3. Previous track, with 2nd copy pre delayed to 40 ms while also being "timed stretched" to 10 cents faster.
This is a key element I often overlooked. While having a delay and modulating pitch, the delay was soon changed way out of sync, but by "time stretching" the plugin, the delay always remained at 40 ms but with a altered pitch. A Wow & Flutter plugin set to a very light and subtle setting was used on the delayed track.
The effect is some what "Dear Prudence" style intro.
4. This is a kind of extra, a Magical Mystery Tour type Chorus. While trying to get 2 delayed copies to pan in volume to simulate the true effect of ADT, having the delay alter ahead and behind, I decided just to put both on full volume and a kind of warbly "ROLL UP" effect happened, so I decided to share it with you all.
"AcGtr Raw" is 1.
"AcGtr Beat" is 2.
"ADT" is 3.
"ADT Chorus" is 4.http://www.mediafire.com/?ttxtn0hylmu
Come to think of it, by vari speeding the pitch before hand, recording it, and then time stretching it, might have actually made the truest replication of ADT I think is available for a Digital Audio Workstation. It might be able to arrive ahead or behind and still remain delayed. I'll post that result next time. If anyone is interested in this feel free to send me any recording you'd like done, I do this out of love, me in my wannabe white EMI lab coat
P.S. All mixed in glorious Mono.
"Whatever it is that will please you, I'll do it"