Make better sounds using Send FX
Effects are the lifeblood of production. They’re what makes a good sound great, and the thing that adds the extra spice to any track. Humble mixing effects such as compressors and EQs are generally added to channels as insert effects, but the real creativity starts on the return channel, where complex chains of interactive processes cook up effects that give your mix the edge.
It’s easy to lose the passion for the creative side of life, getting stuck in a rut and giving up before you’ve even started – “I’ll just throw a reverb on that”, or “chuck a delay on it and call it a day”. But over the next few pages, we’re going beyond the basics, aiming to inspire you to take another look at those return channels. From the little tweaks that can make any send sound better, to the complex and elaborate set-ups that can be used as performance effects, we’ll help you relearn what’s so good about send/ return effects paths, and we’ll put you in the mood to make your best sounds yet with them.