Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the delay time by ear, part of Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulation.
If the tempo of the song you're working on is unknown, or if you're working on…music that was not recorded to a click track, try using the snare to tune a…delay, to set a delay time that makes musical sense.…Even if the plan is to add delay to the vocal, piano, or guitar, it's usually…easiest to use the snare for finding the appropriate delay time, both because…it's a rhythm instrument and also because it hits so often.…So much of pop music has a backbeat.…The snare following regularly on beat 2 and beat 4.…Send the snare to the delay and listen to the echo.…
Starting with a long delay of about 500 milliseconds and with some feedback…to make it repeat, adjust the time until echoing snare hits fall on a…musically relevant beat.…If the delay falls at a nonmusical time interval, it can be pretty jarring, but…when it's adjusted into the time of the music, you'll instantly feel it.…It's perhaps easiest to find a quarter note delay, and with practice and…concentration, finding triplet and dotted rhythms becomes perfectly intuitive.…
- 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.