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DUMB DELAYS!!! how do I use it???

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dirtysouthstunta, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. hey, I'm using protools plugins with the original plug=ins it came with. Basically, I'm wanting the words in my chorus to echo once or twice, and be on time. usually, I have to copy the track onto another track, movie it a grid later, and turn it down, so that it has the echo effect. I know there has got to be an easier way to do this. Everytime I try to use the pro tools delay plug=ins, it ends up moving my original audio and puts it way off time. What should I do?
     
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Divide 60,000 by your song's BPM. This will give you the time value of a quarter note in milliseconds. Divide this by two to get eighths, divide by two again to get sixteenths.
     
  3. twenty5south

    twenty5south Guest

    two words... delay calculator! can be found for free here:

    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/audio/delay.htm

    Hope it helps,
    Peace,
    BEN
     
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    One word... MATH!

    :wink:

    totally just playing!

    :lol:
     
  5. twenty5south

    twenty5south Guest

    I do agree that its pretty simple math... the thing i like about the delay calculator is that it puts all the notes (whole, quater, half, ect) right there in front of you in on swift motion.... no divideing, then divide again, and again... plug in your tempo and WHAM, youve got everything you need.

    Peace,
    BEN
     
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member


    And if this is your problem, you should either set the plugin at something like 50% wet/50%dry, or use it as an effects send to mix with your original signal. If the plug is 100% wet when used as an insert, you won't hear your signal until xxx milliseconds later (whatever tempo it is set for).
     
  7. Thank you all very much, I will definitley download the calculator, I have seen that before, I guess I don't really understand all of the settings int he protools delay plug-in. I don't really get what they do, so I'm always moving different ones to try to find what I"m looking for, and I can't get it to do what I want it to. so in other words, I'm still really lost, after I get my calculation I wouldn't know what to do with it
     
  8. Thank you all very much, I will definitley download the calculator, I have seen that before, I guess I don't really understand all of the settings int he protools delay plug-in. I don't really get what they do, so I'm always moving different ones to try to find what I"m looking for, and I can't get it to do what I want it to. so in other words, I'm still really lost, after I get my calculation I wouldn't know what to do with it
     
  9. Thank you all very much, I will definitley download the calculator, I have seen that before, I guess I don't really understand all of the settings int he protools delay plug-in. I don't really get what they do, so I'm always moving different ones to try to find what I"m looking for, and I can't get it to do what I want it to. so in other words, I'm still really lost, after I get my calculation I wouldn't know what to do with it. am I supposed to be using a different track or something, or can I do all of my delay on that track? I know sombody was talking about using another track.
     
  10. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    automation? i usually tempo sync a delay and automate the send if i only want to delay word here or there....
     
  11. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    maybe we could start a new topic where we all share some delay settings that we use on a regular basis

    :D
     
  12. aztec

    aztec Guest

    I really like studio calculator , which is a good all rounder tool for pretty much everything an engineer needs(its terms of calculating).

    Line 6 Manuals

    Merry christmas btw :D
     

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