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Mix Smart by Alex Case

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CHAPTER 7 Delay

 

 

The most underappreciated effect: stop wasting time, without delay.

 

MIX SMART QUICK START: Delay

GOALS

  • Different effects families live in specific delay-time windows: long, medium, and short.
  • Master the concept that time effects can have spectral implications.
  • Fit tracks into a musical groove and offer key tracks some delay-based support.
  • Feature a track through attention-getting slap echo, flanging, double-tracking, and chorus.

GEAR

  • Sources of delay include tape, analog circuits, and — mostly — digital.
  • Exploit the full production potential through strategic use of regeneration, a low-pass filter, polarity reverse, modulation rate, modulation depth, and modulation shape.

 

The delay line is the single most important ...

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