Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of short, medium, and long delays, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
Delay isn't one effect, it's several families of effects, and it's driven…largely by the length of the delay time setting.…Long delays lead to echoes, medium delays create chorus and doubling, and short…delays lead to flanging and comb filtering.…So any discussion of delay effects needs to begin by identifying which of the…three classes of delay we're using;…long, medium, or short.…It's like we're ordering food at a fast food restaurant, do you want…large, medium, or small?…Here's how it breaks down.…
Long delay effects use delay times greater than about 50-60 milliseconds, while…medium delays live between about 20 and 50 milliseconds, and short delays are…less than about 20 milliseconds.…The long delay is unique, in that the delayed sound happens so long after the…source sound, we hear it as a separate event, it echoes.…Just how long does the delay have to be before we hear it as an echo?…Well, it depends.…Our ability to hear an echo depends on the type of signal we're processing,…but it's fair to say that the vague line between echo and non-echo is about…
- 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.