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Getting That Vintage Sound

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  • Introduction 3:11

    Introduction

    Chris signs on and gives a brief overview of the direction of the series and what to expect to learn.

  • LoFi Drum Mix 6:49

    LoFi Drum Mix

    Staring with a simple drum loop, Chris shows some processing ideas to find that vintage feel using EQ, Compression, and Bit Crushing.

  • Put the Needle on the Record 3:26

    Put the Needle on the Record

    Chris shows you ways to get a turntable sound effect placed convincingly to create that vinyl aesthetic.

  • Using Splice to Farm Samples 2:19

    Using Splice to Farm Samples

    Splice is a popular internet service that can be used to find and farm samples you my need quickly and easily.

  • Fake Tape Hiss 5:46

    Fake Tape Hiss

    Much like the turntable vinyl crackle, Chris shows us how to create fake tape hiss by using sound generators found in most software synths.

  • Wow & Flutter Pt. 1 4:19

    Wow & Flutter Pt. 1

    Often misunderstood, wow and flutter can be used as a convincing effect to generate that vintage feel. See how to set up this technique for effectiveness.

  • Wow & Flutter Pt. 2 4:56

    Wow & Flutter Pt. 2

    With our tools and sound in place, Chris takes you through some outlines of how to start to program vintage wow & flutter.

  • PSP Vintage Warmer: Intro 4:47

    PSP Vintage Warmer: Intro

    As one of Chris?s favorite plug ins, get an introduction to the saturation power of PSP?s Vintage Warmer.

  • PSP Vintage Warmer: Acoustic Guitar 9:18

    PSP Vintage Warmer: Acoustic Guitar

    Taking things a step further, now hear the voice of Vintage Warmer on Acoustic Guitar.

  • PSP Vintage Warmer: Drums 4:10

    PSP Vintage Warmer: Drums

    Now dive deeper into the PSP Warmer plug-in by examining tuning techniques for Drums.

  • PSP Vintage Warmer: Female Vocal 3:39

    PSP Vintage Warmer: Female Vocal

    Getting an analog flavor for a lead vocal can be elusive. Explore ways to tune Vintage Warmer to bring the most out of a female vocal.

  • PSP Vintage Warmer: Male Vocal 4:49

    PSP Vintage Warmer: Male Vocal

    Much like with the female vocal, here we see how much power Vintage Warmer has when bringing analog depth and warmth to a male vocal.

  • Slate Virtual Tape Machine: Intro 4:25

    Slate Virtual Tape Machine: Intro

    Meticulously crafted after real world tape machines the Slate Virtual Tape Machine can bring not only the analog tape vibe to life, but can used to great effect to create vintage vibes.

  • Slate Virtual Tape Machine: Basic Tuning 2:30

    Slate Virtual Tape Machine: Basic Tuning

    With the overview of the plug-in in place we now start looking at tunings that smooth out the digital cleanliness in favor of an old school sound.

  • Slate Virtual Tape Machine: Speed & Bias 3:16

    Slate Virtual Tape Machine: Speed & Bias

    Those of us who did not grow up using tape machines in recording studios understand their details and functions, which can be quite confusing. Here we continue to demystify the parameters common to tape machines.

  • Kramer Tape Machine: Acoustic Guitar 4:18

    Kramer Tape Machine: Acoustic Guitar

    While the Slate Tape Machine brings subtle richness and warmth, the Kramer can be used to much more aggressive creative effect. Here we look at some clever tunings on Acoustic Guitar.

  • Kramer Tape Machine: Drums 4:06

    Kramer Tape Machine: Drums

    Diving deeper into the possible sonic palate the Kramer Tape machine affords, we see how to add that old school flavor to a drum mix.

  • Kramer Tape Machine: Female Vocal 4:44

    Kramer Tape Machine: Female Vocal

    Vocals is perhaps where the Kramer Tape Machine shines the most. See how to get that vintage lead vocal vibe with these tuning tips.

  • Kramer Tape Machine: Male Vocal 3:51

    Kramer Tape Machine: Male Vocal

    Here we put a male vocal under the microscope and look at how this tool can be used to create that perfect Blues, Jazz, or old school Rock vocal tone.

  • Vintage Verb 5:04

    Vintage Verb

    Reverb as a tool has a very storied past. In this example we look at how to re-create some of the tones early rack reverbs had to further our convincing vintage feel.

  • Final Mix Pt. 1 6:11

    Final Mix Pt. 1

    Now look at a simple demo track with each element treated with techniques explored throughout this series. This will help you get an idea of what a final mix might sound like with all our tricks and tools in place.

  • Final Mix Pt. 2 4:59

    Final Mix Pt. 2

    Wrapping it all up, we have a further dissection of our demo song including tips and tricks on the busses and master channel, as well as a summary statement and sign off.

Product Overview


Producer pro Chris Herrera delivers an in-depth video series all about creating that "Vintage Vibe" in your digital recordings! See how to craft realistic sounding lo-fi effects, tape and tube saturation, vintage reverbs and more, using both stock and select 3rd party plug-ins.

To begin Chris welcomes you and goes over what to expect from the video series, and then jumps right in, showing you how to create cool Lo-Fi drum tones. How to emulate Tape Hiss and Wow & Flutter is then shown, as well as how to use them effectively.

Next, Chris reveals the mighty PSP Vintage Warmer plug-in and how to use it on acoustic guitars, drums, and female and male vocals, to conjure the sound of yesteryear realistically. Next the powerful Slate Virtual Tape Machine plug-in is explained and showcased for convincing use.

Moving on, Chris breaks out the Waves Kramer Tape Machine plug-in and covers how to use it on drums and male and female vocals to create perfect Blues, Jazz, or old school Rock tones. Vintage Verb is next, and you'll see how to re-create some of the tones early rack reverbs had, to further your convincing vintage feel.

Wrapping it all up, Chris plays a demo mix containing each element treated with techniques explored throughout this series, to help you get an idea of what a final mix might sound like with all the tricks and tools in place and more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you're curious about what made classic recordings sound so great and how to get that vibe for your modern day digital recordings, check this series out… Watch “Getting That Vintage Sound” today.


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