CHAPTER 18 Mixing: Time Domain and Modulation




If EQ and compression are the foundations upon which a good mix is based then time domain and modulation effects are definitely the fairy dust sprinkled over a mix. Time domain effects can take an otherwise flat and uninteresting collection of sounds and put them into what seems like a threedimensional place, and that has the effect of bringing everything to life. It’s like the difference between looking at a photograph in a holiday brochure and actually being there. The same thing applies to sounds in a mix that have some kind of time domain effects applied to them. The combination of reverb effects (even if they are very subtle) and delay effects provides us with depth and even ...

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