It’s funny how fashion and tastes are so cyclical. What was once considered a stain on professional recordings is now something many seek to hear on their own records!
Engineers of the past worked hard to produce the cleanest records they could. There was a lot to manage – noise, tape wow and flutter, limited frequency range of vinyl or tape.
But what goes around comes around. And now many producers and songwriters can’t get enough of those classic sounds and effects.
So many of us may download and buy plugins that promise the sound of tape or vinyl. But did you know if you dig even a *tiny* bit, Logic Pro has plenty to work with?
Sure, Logic Pro doesn’t have a “VHS” plugin. But you can easily turn up the retro vibes in your Projects. For example, in one Project I was able to:
- Add and loop vinyl noise from Logic’s collection of electronic drum sounds
- Add tape flutter and wow using the Tape Delay plugin
- Add that classic speaker effect thanks to Space Designer’s Warped presets
Plus a bonus – Pedalboard for “analog” stereo delays using the True Tape Delay and Splitter.
(Need analog vibes? Pedalboard is great for that. Put Pedalboard on any type of track!).
And these techniques aren’t just for budding producers and beatmakers. I love using these effects to add a vibe to any style of music.
So today let me show you how I drenched a demo with retro vibes. Just check out the video above for more.