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What Are Haas Delays & How Do I Best Use Them? | Podcast

Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips By Mike Senior
Published July 2020
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Mike Senior explores the subject of Haas delays at mixdown, explaining how they work, how to get the best out of them, and how to avoid the most common traps associated with them.

Show Notes


Vectorscope.00:00 - Introduction
00:41 - Perception of short delays
02:46 - From fused delay to Haas delay
04:19 - Haas delays for stereo width
05:26 - Haas delays for blend and distance
09:26 - Haas delays for connecting panned doubletracks
10:56 - Pitfalls with Haas delays
14:50 - Summary

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This month's episode features recordings from Johnny Lokke's 'Promises & Lies', Tom McKenzie's 'Directions', and Trafficker's 'My Father Never Loved Me'. If you'd like to try mixing these projects for yourself, you can download the full raw multitracks for them here:

These projects were also featured in Sound On Sound's 'Mix Rescue' column, in the January 2011, April 2013 and July 2018 issues respectively, which can be found online here:

Mike Senior headshot photo.Presenter: Mike Senior — Biog

Mike Senior is a professional audio engineer, regular SOS contributor, and author of the best-selling books Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio and Recording Secrets For The Small Studio. He runs the Cambridge-MT educational resources site (including the web's largest free multitrack download library) and hosts two monthly independent podcasts, Project Studio Tea Break and the Cambridge-MT Patrons Podcast.

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