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Into The Lair - Dave On Effects

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19 Videos | Length: 2hr 31min 52sec
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    How to Use Aux Sends While Mixing

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows you his favorite methods of using Aux Sends while mixing in the 41st episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Abbey Road Reverb Technique

    In this video, Dave shows a simple technique (sometimes known as the Abbey Road Studios reverb technique) in the 128th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Slap Delays Tips and Tricks

    Dave shows you everything you wanted to know about slap delays and some tips and tricks for getting new effects with them in the 92nd episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Various Types of Reverbs

    In this video, Dave discusses how he uses various different types of reverb effects in various applications in the 44th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    How to Make Your Mixes LOUD!

    Dave Pensado walks you through how to make your mixes loud without sacrificing dynamics or balance in your mix in the 46th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Stereo Hi-Pass/Lo-Pass Filter Technique

    In this video, Dave shows one of his favorite stereo filtering effects using hi-pass and low-pass filters on the 75th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Creating LOUD tracks with EQ and Compression

    Dave shows you how to use EQ and Compression on individual tracks to “prepare them” to be loud before sending them to the master buss in the 47th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Mixing Multiple Vocal Delays

    In this video, Dave shows you how using multiple delays on a vocal and adjusting by ear can give your delays a better feel in the mix than simply timing them with the bpm of the track in the 104th episode of Into The Lair.

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    Mid-Side EQ Technique

    Dave reveals how he uses M-S, or Mid-Side EQing techniques on the instrumental section of a mix in the 34th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Vocal Delay Effect Tricks and Tips

    Dave Pensado teaches you some new tricks to try to get great vintage analog delay effects for your tracks in the 73rd episode of Into The Lair from Pensado's Place.

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    How To Create Reverb Effects from Delays

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows you a cool trick to create interesting reverb effects with the help of some delay plug-ins and creative panning in the 74th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Instrument Levels in a Mix

    Dave explains how he treats the relative level of instruments in a mix to bring out certain emotions or styles for the listener in the 38th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Creating Vocal Delays Without Plug-Ins or Hardware

    In this video, Dave shows you how to create delay effects without the use of plug-ins or hardware delay units in the 61st episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Get Great Vocal Reverbs Using 3 Mono Sources

    Dave shares how to get great sounding vocal reverbs using this unique technique of using 3 separate mono sources in the 84th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Digital Clipping Is Your Friend!

    In this video, Dave shows you how digital clipping can sometimes help tracks cut through the mix in the 87th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Audio Mix Trick Using a Signal Generator

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows some creative mixing tricks using a signal generator inside of Pro Tools in the 67th episode of Into The Lair.

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    Creating Interesting Vocal Effects

    Dave shows creative ways of creating cool vocal effects in the 40th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

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    Creative Vocal Delays and Effects

    In this video, Dave shows you a creative way to get great-sounding vocal delays and effects in your mixes in the 98th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado's Place.

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    Working with Multiple Instrument Tracks

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows you how he makes multiple instrument (in this example, distorted guitar) tracks fit together in a mix in the 43rd episode of Into The Lair from Pensado’s Place.

Product Overview


Curated from the free Into The Lair (ITL) video tutorial series, Grammy Award–winning mix engineer Dave Pensado shows you how to creatively use effects like Reverb, Signal Generators, Delays, EQ, and Compression to turn plain boring tracks into something special!

The right effects within a song can make or break keeping a listener interested. Dave covers creating reverb effects out of delays, using digital clipping in your mix, creating vocal delays without plug-ins or hardware, and choosing the right reverb for your mix. These effect-focused

Dave then goes over using aux sends for your effects while mixing, using reverb techniques from Abbey Road’s studios, properly incorporating slap delays in your mix, how reverb affects mood and creating effects with high-pass and low-pass filters.

Dave also reveals how to make your mixes louder through EQ, compression, and other techniques, mixing multiple vocal delays on a single vocal, triggering effects on your drum tracks using samples, mixing massive kick drums, incorporating mid-side EQ to create room in your mixes and achieving the vintage vocal delay effect.

Watch and use these techniques today and see how your tracks and productions sound more polished and professional!


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Into The Lair - Dave On Effects is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super stuff Dave doing what Dave does best. Great series.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great It helps me with different techniques
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So interesting Love ITL. Tons of info and delivered by a pro:)
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Dave is the best!! I started watching Into the Lair on *name removed* a few years ago. Dave is so giving and helpful and I can't say enough about how well he explains things.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from DAVE IS FULL OF GOOD INTERESTING TRICKS . I've learned alot than I expected . Looking forward for more videos of you in the future
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from interesting His approach is not as smooth as others I have watched but he is down to earth and still interesting none-the-less.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perspectives you didn't know you needed. Little things add up. Including distortion.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another great set of vidoes by Dave Pensado I really enjoy Dave's videos. He continually demonstrates out of the box thinking, to encourage mix engineers to be creative. I'm still in the early learning phase, and it will be a little while before I try many of his ideas. But, the thought seed are there, waiting to grow.
Date published: 2016-09-21
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