Chapter 17

Other Effects

Remember this:

There are lots of ways to turn a mono sound into simulated stereo, but only one works really well. Fortunately, it’s easy and doesn’t require an expensive plug-in.

A similar technique lets you change the width of a stereo image, or even eliminate the vocalist from many pop recordings.

Manipulating a sound’s harmonic pattern can produce amazing results, including giving it human vocal characteristics or making it sound like it has bass deeper than a viewer’s speaker can carry.

Equalization, compression, and other basic effects are important—but the real power comes when you use them together.

It’s a lot of fun being a sound designer. Among other things, I get to design new processes to ...

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