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Rookie Question: Adding Delay to Phrases

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Potts, May 22, 2011.

  1. Potts

    Potts Active Member

    This shows my inexperience ;)

    Whats the simplest way to add delay to a vocal phrase? I simply want to repeat an end of a vocal line. Am I over thinking this? Do I use automation?
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    That's kind of a loaded or incomplete question. Are you looping the phase in a sequence or are you wanting a delay to be added to an ending of a phase in a sequence? You can loop the phrase or use a delay and set the delay to repeat X amount of times in many ways.

    Yes, you can use automation to turn on and turn off the delay at any given timeline.
  3. Potts

    Potts Active Member

    I think you answered my question...lol
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    You can also clone the vocal into a new track / cut it down to just the parts you want to echo the lead vocal track / slide the cloned track the appropriate number of milliseconds to the right to get the correct delay time.
  5. Ripeart

    Ripeart Active Member

    You may want to also consider syncing the delay time to the bpm. In addition to actual time, most delay or echo plugins have the capability to set the delay time to bar increments. This is one reason why I try to record to a click track when possible.

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