Using Digital Delay

Discussion in 'Reverbs / Effects (outboard)' started by Brent D, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Brent D

    Brent D Guest

    Hey everone,

    A problem that has always annoyed me is one when using digital delay to enhance an instrument, but avoiding phase problems. For example, I usually use a small stereo delay to widen a vocal track, but cannot seem to avoid phase problems when played through a mono system. Another example is using a short delay on an instrument, panning the instrument to one side and the delay to the other - there are allways phase problems. Is it actually possible to conduct any of these methods above to widen the stereo feild without running into phase problems?

    Your help is much appreciated,

    Cheers, Brent
  2. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Since phasing problems only occur on identical waveforms, some methods, in decreasing order of effectiveness:

    Record another take and use that as your double.

    Double your delayed signal, pan one left, and pan the other right and invert. Thus when summed to mono, they cancel each other out and you're left with the dry signal.

    Use a chorus effect, pan dry signal one way, pan modulated signal other way.
  3. Set your delay while listening in mono, then make sure it still sounds good in stereo. Or vice versa. David
  4. nugget

    nugget Guest

    If there is modulation in the delay there will almost always be some sort of phase cancellation.
    Try straightforward ADT .about 25-35 ms panned hard left/right.yes and maybe pahse one side <they won't cancell out.
    or maybe try a small room reverb with a bit of mono slapback i.e about 50 ms .
    <that should get you psuedo-stereo.

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