# delay times

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by osmuir, Dec 21, 2001.

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1. ### osmuirMember

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Apr 3, 2001
simple question: how do you calculate specific delay times when the song isn't cut to a click? or if it is for that matter!

--owen

2. ### Ang1970Well-Known Member

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If you know the BPM...
60,000 / BPM = 1/4 note (in milliseconds)

If you don't know the BPM...
Crank up the feedback level to near infinite (90-99%) and the (aux) send level to the delay. Adjust the time until it's on the beat you want.

3. ### bassmacGuest

http://www.barryrudolph.com/greg/bpm.html

4. ### mixfactoryMember

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Apr 22, 2001
What Ang said and also the old second hand on a watch. Count how many beats per minute on your watch. And use the formula that Ang gave. There is also a program on the net(only for Ibm though) that will calculate it for you.

5. ### erockerboyMember

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Mar 16, 2001
I gotta say, one of my all-time favorite gizmos is the "Tap Tempo" button on my lowly D-Two delay box from TC Electronic. Just smack the button a few times in tempo, and roll. (I used to do that 'infinite feedback' thing too, and this works just as well... AND only takes a half of a sec!)

It really is the little things, sumtimez...

6. ### osmuirMember

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thanks all, the infinate feedback thing is really working out.

further question: if you find one delay time that works, can doubling or halfing it do different subdivisions? how about triplets?

--o

7. ### anonymousGuests

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Feb 10, 2001
Originally posted by owen muir:
thanks all, the infinate feedback thing is really working out.

further question: if you find one delay time that works, can doubling or halfing it do different subdivisions? how about triplets?

--o

But of course! Once you find the quarter note value, the rest (dotted quarter, various triplets, eighthts, sixteenths, etc) is just simple arithmetic.

8. ### drundallGuest

http://www.guitar9.com/delaytime.html

The Roland SDE3000 has a jack in the back for a footswitch, with which you can tap out delay times. I've met people who've had one for years and never knew this.

Happy Holidays

9. ### tdGuest

Check out this handy, dandy freeware production calculator ........ works great.

Go to freeware (Mac or PC) & DL the Wiz Calc.

http://www.bjoernbojahr.de

Tony

10. ### captain_analogueGuest

But of course! Once you find the quarter note value, the rest (dotted quarter, various triplets, eighthts, sixteenths, etc) is just simple arithmetic.

It's ALL simple arithmetic! Are we not engineers?

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