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Tutorial: Delay Basics

Delay Basics - Technical Walkthrough Part 2

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Delay Basics - Technical Walkthrough Part 1 Delay Basics - Dotted 8th Note Example


Timeless (non-rhythmic): used to fill space, off-sync with the song / tempo.

Rhythmic: matched to fit a particular beat / note duration.

Technical Terms:

Delay: distance between original attack and repeat(s).

Mix: volume of repeats.

Feedback: number of repeats.

Tone: eq of repeats.

Spill-over: the delay 'finishes' it's repeats, even after you bypass the unit.

Kill-dry: the output contains only the repeats (used with a parallel effects loop, rack units, wet/dry setups, etc.