Hi ya all! Question especially to Mixerman. This is a topic that has puzzled me for a while now. I remember that many times, when asked such a question, about using reverbs to create an effect of spaciousness in the mix Mixerman has suggested that using reverb to create that is not always the best idea as the reverb thends to eat up all the space there is between instruments and instead he suggested to use delays for that. Now what I would like to ask is some pointers how to actually implement that idea in mixing. I know the correct answer is "do what sounds best to you" but so far everything I have done in this area has made things to come out even worse. Basically if I use very short single delays before I get anywhere in the ballpark of a sense of added space it all gets very phasey, as through it is recorded in the tube and I don't mean the glowy glass thing but the round metal thing in the sewers... If I use 'repetitious' short delay... well the effect I get is best described as the 'boing' you get holding the ruler from one end, pressing that end to the table bending it upwards and then releasing it. (Peter Gabriel's song Moribund the Burgermeister has that sound in it) To make the long story short, I have always liked more the sound what went 'in' the delay than the sound that came out. I have never been able to get really satisfying results with delay in this application and the place for it has been more in the 'special effect' reign. So I guess I am asking some pointers as of what you guys actually do with delay in these situations? Is it time delaying the whole track a few mS or using relatively small amounts of short delays combined with the original track or various amounnts of multitap delays or long delays timed to beat with the song... or combination of them all? So what do you guys do with delays?