Published on July 29, 2014
PowerPoint Presentation: SOUND EFFECTS b y Leonardo Pereira Introduction to Music Production Assignment III Reference DAW: Cubase LE5 PowerPoint Presentation: Part 1: Categories and Properties of Sound There are 3 main categories of sound effects and each one is related to a property of sound : Effect Category Property of Sound What for? Dynamic Amplitude Control volume Delay Propagation Give an idea of “ space ” Filter Frequency Control timbre Each category comprises multiple types of effects : Effect Category Types Dynamic Compressor, Limiter , Expander and Gate Delay Reverb , Delay , Phaser , Flanger and Chorus Filter Low Pass Filter , High Pass Filter and Band Pass Filter PowerPoint Presentation: Part 2: Plugins On a DAW, these effects will comprise several plugins . On Cubase , for example , you can see them by clicking on the “Edit Channel Settings ” button , beside each audio track . That will open a window where you can see the plugins organized by category of effects . However , you will see that the delay effects are not under the same tab. Edit Channel Settings PowerPoint Presentation: Part 3: Dynamic Effects These ones may alter the amplitude of a sound , making it sound louder or lower depending on how the settings are done . On Cubase , they have a plugin called VSTDynamics , where you can work on the settings for these effects by yourself . But you can also choose from the existing presets or even save some of your own . PowerPoint Presentation: Part 4: Delay Effects By using these effects you might give the listener the sensation that an instrument was recorded in a room with a specific size . Once they alter the way we perceive the propagation of sound , you might make a drum set sound as if it was recorded inside a tunnel , a stadium or an empty room full of echo . It all depends on how you set the effects . Remember they are not grouped under the same name or tab on Cubase . But they work the same way . Above you can see the reverb settings you can work on until you hear the desired sensation . PowerPoint Presentation: Part 5: Filter Effects Finally , we can work on the timbre of the instruments by using filter effects . We all know that the sound of an instrument is constituted by various frequencies and a filter can attenuate or boost a frequency range in order to modify its timbre. This is what we call “ equalization ” or EQ. There are various ways of doing this , but the most common would be by choosing a low pass filter ( which lets low frequencies be heard ), a high pass filter ( which lets high frequencies be heard ) or a band pass filter ( which boosts a predetermined range of frequencies , attenuating the others ). On Cubase you can work on those settings on the filter window . PowerPoint Presentation: Part 6: The End If you’re using Cubase , you will notice that all the effects you chose will appear on the “ Inserts ” column . Thanks ! I hope this was helpful ! Feel free to make any comments !