Go Psychedelic By Uncovering The Secrets Of Ableton Live's Flanger Effect

Thought flanging was just for retro sounds? Think again! Noah Pred explains how it can liven up almost any part.  

You may know flanging as the warm, psychedelic '70s effect heard on lots of vintage albums, but it can also be used on almost any source. In this short video from the course Ableton Live FastTrack 204: Live's Time And Space FX, Noah Pred explains how Live's Flanger effect works and how it can help you when processing your tracks. 

Using the example of a modern, electronic drum part rather than a vintage guitar as you may have expected, Noah shows how flanging can be employed to add very short delay to a signal for cool sounding effects. More advanced features like LFO, Phase and Offset can be used to further customise the effect for different kinds of results. Check out the other videos in the course to get the lowdown on all of Live's time and space FX!

Watch the complete course Ableton Live FastTrack 204: Live's Time And Space FX in the Ask Audio Academy here.

Ableton Live FastTrack 204: Live's Time And Space FX

Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser and Audio Filter are fundamental processors that can enhance, add color and create depth in your tracks. These same FX can also be used to completely mangle your sounds (in a good way). However, these same FX can also make a muddy mess of things if you don’t know how to use them effectively.

This course dives into Ableton’s collection of Time and Space FX, explaining how they function, and offering an Ableton Certified Pro’s insight into how to expertly insert them in your compositions. So sit back and listen up as Noah Pred explores each of these FX one-by-one, giving you an in-action look into how they sound and what they can do.

Whether you’re into completely mangling sound, or just adding a little depth and color to your tracks, completing this course gives you everything you need to know to successfully apply these Time and Space FX with confidence and skill.

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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