Delay is quite possibly the most used, yet misunderstood creative tool in the mixing engineer’s arsenal. Every major record you’ve heard in the past 40-60 years has had some instance of delay on it. Beginning at an explanation of the brief history of Delay along with some basic functions, all the way to advanced techniques as well as a primer of the physics behind the tool, in this class you’ll learn everything you need to know about the Delay tool!
In this class you'll learn...
Digital Delay use. Analog Delay functionality. Creating depth in a 2-Dimensional plane. Simulating a doubled track. Different models of Delay. Physics of Sound Waves. Differentiation of Reverb and Delay. How to setup Delay.
What to listen for when using a Delay on:
Drums. Guitars (lead and rhythm). Piano. Vocals (lead, backgrounds, harmonies).
You’ll also learn advanced techniques like…
Throwing Delay using Automation. Artificial Stereo Spread. Acoustic environment simulation. Embellishment of an element within a mix.
In this lecture we discuss the basics of delay.
In this lecture we discuss the different controls of delay.
In this lecture we discuss the advanced controls of delay.
Using delay throw on vocals.
Using delay throw on lead guitars.
Using doubling delay on background vocals.
Using doubling delay on harmony vocals.
Using slapback delay on main vocals.
Using slapback delay on lead guitars.
Using slapback delay on piano.
Using ping pong delay on drums.
Using ping pong delay on lead guitars.
Final thoughts on mixing with delay and additional mixing resouces.
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My name is Emilio but all my friends call me “Elmo.” I ask a lot of questions and probably drink too much black coffee. I’m also a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who loves making records and I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of Southern California’s most talented musicians. Though I am considered an artist, truthfully I see myself more as an “artist’s artist” simply because I work with musicians, producers, and artists of all types to help bring their artistic visions to life. To accomplish that I do a number of different things, the most important being that I know how to listen very carefully.