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How can I use delay like this?

Postby aviorrok » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:32 am

Hi,
How can I get delay feedback effect like the "Pro" mixers

Here is an example of what I mean

The delay on the "oh" is feedback only the "h" how can I do it?
https://youtu.be/SXiSVQZLje8?t=12

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Re: How can I use delay like this?

Postby MOF » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:12 am

What equipment are you using? If you have a DAW then you need to draw in automated auxiliary sends to the delay on the vocal that sings ‘Oh’.
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Re: How can I use delay like this?

Postby The Elf » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:41 am

It's automation, or (my preferred method) a second duplicate track that feeds the delay and cut/shaped (sometimes also using automation) to add the delay at the appropriate moments. I like the second track method for vocals as I find it helps me 'see' what I'm doing better than automation lines.
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Re: How can I use delay like this?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:29 am

^ Wot 'ee zed!

I also prefer the duplicate track and edit method -- it's not only easier to see on the timeline, but it's the way I learned to do it back in the days of analogue multitracks!
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Re: How can I use delay like this?

Postby Zukan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:24 pm

You can create delay throws without having to use a delay effect. We use this technique with both Hip Hop and EDM productions.
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Re: How can I use delay like this?

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:20 pm

The Elf wrote:It's automation, or (my preferred method) a second duplicate track that feeds the delay and cut/shaped (sometimes also using automation) to add the delay at the appropriate moments. I like the second track method for vocals as I find it helps me 'see' what I'm doing better than automation lines.

What a great idea!

Only today I've been adding some spot echos to a track with several superimposed automation lines controlling echo level and feedback, and it is indeed much harder to take in visually.

So I shall be co-opting this 'dupe echo track' technique in future :thumbup:


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Re: How can I use delay like this?

Postby CS70 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:48 am

Martin Walker wrote:
The Elf wrote:It's automation, or (my preferred method) a second duplicate track that feeds the delay and cut/shaped (sometimes also using automation) to add the delay at the appropriate moments. I like the second track method for vocals as I find it helps me 'see' what I'm doing better than automation lines.

What a great idea!

Only today I've been adding some spot echos to a track with several superimposed automation lines controlling echo level and feedback, and it is indeed much harder to take in visually.

So I shall be co-opting this 'dupe echo track' technique in future :thumbup:


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With Cakewalk, you can get the DAW to draw the waveform on a bus channel. Guess you can on other DAWs as well?

I usually send to the "effect delay" bus, draw automation there and turn on the waveform drawing, so that after every pass I get to see exactly where I'm actually generating signal or not, and I can fine tune the automation on the bus.
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Re: How can I use delay like this?

Postby aviorrok » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:26 am

The Elf wrote:It's automation, or (my preferred method) a second duplicate track that feeds the delay and cut/shaped (sometimes also using automation) to add the delay at the appropriate moments. I like the second track method for vocals as I find it helps me 'see' what I'm doing better than automation lines.
Cool thanks!
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