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Using the Haas Effect to Widen Your Recordings

In this video, certified Pro Tools instructor Paul Simmans demonstrates multiple ways to achieve greater depth on a mono guitar track by exploring the Haas Effect (described in 1949 by Helmut Haas in his Ph.D. thesis). 

This technique can be applied to a wide array of sound sources not just guitars however it's perfect for rock and metal recordings that demand an upfront and present guitar tone. Using techniques such as the haas delay trick, hard panning, double tracking, as well as Pro Tools delay plugins; a simple guitar track is brought to life with a widened stereo image.   

 


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