This post is about something simple – adding a delay to a guitar solo to make the solo more full-bodied. A delay is just single repetition of the sound, a bit later in time and a bit quieter (i.e., with some delay in time and decay in amplitude). It is like an echo that repeats only once.
Every time I record a track, the recording is delayed by about 150 ms. It sounds awful. Imagine the playing bass with the prerecorded drums, but then, when listening back, the bass is late on every beat.
I just went down quite a rabbit hole, getting the VST3 SDK to compile on Ubuntu with Eclipse, so I am posting the details here for whoever is interested.
Want kids interested in music? Yes. Music is great. It entertains them (and me), gets them away from the TV, and hopefully makes them interested in playing an instrument. Playing helps them express, hopefully develops their brain, and gets them away from the TV for longer.
Orinj version 5.0.0 was released on April 5, 2020. It contains huge additions and improvements over the previous version. Here they are.
I read a few articles about flangers vs. phase shifters and watched some videos. I found them unsatisfactory. It is hard to tell the difference. Many videos talk about more or less "whooshing", "bright", and "pronounced", but all of that means little to me and depends on the settings. Also, videos contradict each other.
Having designed flangers and phasers, I would say:
Yet another post about Orinj – our software for recording, mixing, sequencing, etc. Yep, so what? I've been spending a good amount of time with it recently, so that is what's in my head. Plus, I want to keep this blog alive while I am spending all my time tinkering with the software.
A decade ago I was traveling to and from Sarajevo and spending a lot of time in boutique hotels and local bars. I made friends with bartenders. I even recorded a song with one of them.
It is usually better if there is some separation between the guitar and the bass. If they occupy some of the same space in the frequency range, one or both will be hard to hear, and the song may become a lot less interesting.