Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced tape-delay effects, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
If you want to create tape delay and happen to own your own tape machine, or work…in a studio with one, or are simply tape curious, this movie is for you.…A tape machine represents a mechanical source of delay.…Usually, a tape machine has only a few tape speeds and thus only a few…delay times.…Sure, it might cost several thousand dollars for those few delay settings, but…it is a way to create delay.…Tape delay was originally used, because it was one of the only choices at…the time.…It's still used today so we'd like to know more about it.…
Using a two track recorder is a bit clumsy, so manufacturers solved the problem…by introducing tape-based delay units.…These were tape machines with a loop of tape inside, where the spacing between…the record and the playback heads could easily be changed to make the delay…time adjustable.…Nowadays, studios have more options.…Life is good.…Today, we can buy a digital delay that is easily adjustable, wonderfully…flexible, cheaper than a tape machine, and it either fits in one or two…
- Adjusting the delay time, level, and feedback parameters
- Utilizing a low-pass filter and polarity reverse
- Setting up an effects loop
- Setting the delay time by tempo or by ear
- Understanding the distinct uses of short, medium, and long delays
- Adjusting modulation rate, depth, and shape
- Adding double tracking and spreader effects
- Manipulating tone with constructive or destructive interference
- Creating a comb filter and flange effect
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 01/31/2014. What changed?
A: The Get in the Mix videos have been updated to the most recent version of Pro Tools. Also, the course now includes free Get in the Mix sessions for two more DAWs: Logic Pro X and Pro Tool.