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Delay Applications

Discussion in 'Recording' started by KyleSong, Sep 7, 2001.

  1. KyleSong

    KyleSong Guest

    I'd love to hear what people are doing with delays in their mixes.

    Personally, I use a lot of slap, and rhythmic values like 8th notes, quarter notes, and half notes. I'm very interested to hear about 'magic delay times' that work well no matter what the tempo is. I think a slap around 124 ms is like that. Other examples?

    Also, what other creative delay applications do you use?
  2. arneholm

    arneholm Guest

    Mixerman and others pointed out some very interesting and useful delay applications in my thread there:

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  3. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    I shy away from "one size fits all" approach.
    Sometimes the slap wants to be 80ms, sometimes 130ms. Sometimes the delay wants to be 1/4 note, sometimes 1/2, sometimes dotted 1/16. This will depend on the arrangement, available space in the mix, style of music, how many cups of coffee I've had, particular performances of all interacting elements of the song, etc.

    Walk into every mix with a clean slate and an open mind.
  4. waitgoiter

    waitgoiter Guest

    Sometimes I like the way a tape delay like a Space Echo can splatter the taps around a little more randomly than a digital delay.

    If it's a sparse mix, the digital echo can be a little too clean.

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