Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating delay effects overview, part of Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation.
Delayed audio signals can be created in a number of ways.…So far we've talked about making them with an analog tape machine.…However, you'll most likely be using digital delay effects inside a digital…audio workstation, your DAW.…DAWs are particularly adept at handling delay effects.…And unlike their analog counterparts, DAWs can be programmed to create any sort…of delayed audio signal exactly as we require.…You'll find a variety of plug-ins that can create delay-based effects in…your DAW.…
To better appreciate what's going on in a delay, let's take a closer look at…our audio.…A waveform can be shown as a simple plot of amplitude versus time.…That's it.…Amplitude, how much signal, and time, when did it happen.…Your music, your art, is entirely represented by just two dimensions,…amplitude and time.…When we introduce delay effects, we're simply grabbing that time dimension and…bending it to our will.…What happens when we hear an echo?…It's a straightforward concept.…
Audio goes in, it waits however long you specify, audio goes out.…
- 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.