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Producing & Engineering High End / Top End

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    Chris signs on and gives a brief overview of what will be addressed in the series.

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    General Tips

    Before you get started, Chris shares a handful of general concepts that help ensure you're getting the best sound before applying any techniques.

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    Exciters Pt. 1

    Chris shares his love of exciter plug-ins and begins an audio "shoot out" of numerous exciters on guitars, drums, and vocals.

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    Exciters Pt. 2

    Here we continue the "shoot out" by delving into more types of exciter plug-ins.

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    Exciters Pt. 3

    Chris now wraps up the Exciters section including additional tips on using EQ, compression, and stereo imaging.

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    Delay Designer Stabs Pt. 1

    Certain delay plug-ins have some very unique articulation potentials. Here we look at ways to use single percussion hits to add high-end life and excitement to an otherwise stale drum groove.

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    Delay Designer Stabs Pt. 2

    Now have a look at additional plug-ins and processing for our new high frequency percussion hits. Also, explore looking at how the same approach can be used for colorful vocals.

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    Creative White Noise Pt. 1

    White noise is typically thought of as a tool for tuning sound systems or a go-to effect for Dance/EDM producers. We take that to the next level by showing its profound use in multiple genres.

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    Creative White Noise Pt. 2

    Riser and transitions aren't the only cool thing white noise can do, let's see what happens when we layer it on a vocal or drum hits.

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    Smoothing Highs with Chorus Pt. 1

    Chorus belongs to the modulation family of effects, but its uses extend beyond jet engine swirls or shimmering sweeps. Here, we highlight how slight use of chorusing can smooth out brash highs on tones, loops, and samples.

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    Smoothing Highs with Chorus Pt. 2

    Now let's explore smoothing out different hits and tones with chorusing and talk a little philosophy about ear training to recognize harsh tones.

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    Morphoder Pt. 1

    This sneaky little vocoder makes for some amazing textures and tones when used on a bus. Let's crack this surface of what this plug-in can do when used and abused.

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    Morphoder Pt. 2

    A continued exploration of Morphoder routings and settings to enhance different tones in our mix.

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    High Octave Vocals Pt. 1

    Chris starts off by giving examples of traditional double tracked vocals and ways to simulate double tracks with plug-ins, then delves into clever ways to bring life and interest to the upper octave of a given vocal.

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    High Octave Vocals Pt. 2

    Chris wraps up with ways to create a layered vocal tone that adds excitement and fullness to the often under worked high octave.

Product Overview

Chris Herrera brings you insightful high frequency videos when mixing tracks in your DAW! Discover cool ways to enhance, smooth out and tame the upper frequencies of your productions, so they're easy to listen to and sound great. These top end tutorials are perfect for those just starting out to mix in any DAW, as well as for more intermediate producers and mix engineers.

Chris begins by welcoming you and gives an overview of what to expect throughout the video tutorials. He then gives you important foundational tips and the concepts needed to understand to get the best sound from your tracks and mixes. He uses a variety of many different plug-ins in the tutorials including Delay Designer and Morphoder, but the info can be applied to any brand of similar plug-ins.

Then it's off to the races, beginning with Exciters and how they can be used to enhance guitars, drums, and vocals, including going over several different exciter plug-ins that are available today and their pros and cons. Chris then shows you cool tricks to use to enhance the high end of drum grooves, percussion hits, and vocals.

Next up, you'll see how to enhance multiple genres of music with creative White Noise use, as well as how to layer it with vocals and drum hits, and then shows you how to use Chorus to smooth out your high end frequencies on tones, loops, and samples. The mighty Waves Morphoder is now showcased, and you'll see how to make some amazing textures and tones when using it on a bus.

Wrapping it up, Chris reveals ways to enhance vocals, specifically how to create and simulate double tracked vocals with plug-ins, and then delves deeper into clever ways to bring life and interest to the upper octave of any given vocal and more!

To see what these high end video tutorials show you and how they'll help you tame and enhance the upper frequencies in your DAW productions, see the individual top end tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to make your high end sound more exciting and pleasant, these top end production videos are a must see... watch “Producing & Engineering High End / Top End" today!

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Producing & Engineering High End / Top End is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Some Good Stuff Here Worth a watch to pick up some tricks n tips.
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Interesting Some interesting and creative techniques for bringing high end to a production. Although, a common problem with modern digital production is having too much high end, so I expected this to be addressed along with solutions for dealing with brittle/harsh high end in a mix. Maybe in another video?
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Lots of good ideas I really enjoyed this. Not only does it give lots of good specific techniques, but it encourages an amateur like me to just try things, to experiment.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredible series. Amazingly insightful tutorials into creating a top quality high end. I learned really a lot listening to this series. Some of which, I don't need to guess, I would likely never have "stumbled upon" without having watched through something like this. The presenter more than once mentions the phrase, "you may think I am mad", and to be truthful, had the idea of some of what is shown here had been suggested to me, without seeing and hearing it, I would have likely thought that mad is indeed what such techniques would be! I am now convinced otherwise. More than opening the door on other possibilities when working in the DAW, this series has given me a feeling to experiment further. I met some default plugins here I never knew existed, and others i certainly never realised potentials for. Great stuff Groove 3.
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredible I guess the best compliment is "I had no idea this is how it was done". Thank you so much for showing us how these high end production albums get that beautiful top end shimmer, silk and velvety feeling. THIS is what separates home projects from high end productions. Thank you so much for sharing this information.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from I Learned a Lot This video series covered a wide range of options for adding top end and didn't leave many if any stones unturned. Except for the last couple of videos, the vocals were apple loops which I reduced the benefit a little.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good stuff Nice info in here, covered a good amount of ideas in a relatively short timespan. I like the authors presentation style. The vocal line used for the octaves lesson example was the best thing I've heard on any training class so far lol.
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from COOL TIPS! This course has a lot of great tips for beefing up the top end. Something that I was overlooking. I take away a lot of great tips for enriching my productions.
Date published: 2019-09-28
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