Creating depth: The Haas effect

The Haas effect is a psycho-acoustic effect described by Helmut Haas as the ability of our ears to localize sounds coming from anywhere around us.

In short, our ears determine the position of a sound based on which ear perceives it first and its successive reflections (arriving within 1-35 ms from the initial sound) which, will give us the perception of depth and spaciousness. Pretty simple!

Surgical EQ on a vocal track- how to use notch eq to correct proximity effect

Justin from YouTube was having trouble getting a vocal EQ’d.  He used a High Pass filter on the vocal, but he said that it thinned out the vocal too much. Justin sent me a sample of the vocal so that I could assess what the problem was.  What we discovered was that he recorded the… Continue reading Surgical EQ on a vocal track- how to use notch eq to correct proximity effect