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41 - STATIC TIME DELAY FX TIPS        

From: kilo
Email: here
Date: 04-Apr-99


THESE FX ARE BEST PERFORMED WITH A DELAY UNIT WITH A READOUT DISPLAY AND CURSORS


TO SET THE DELAY TIME...
Send a click at a given BPM to the delay, then adjust the delay time until you get a cool cross-rhythm. (See bottom of page)

TO APPLY THE EFFECT...
Add a touch to individual instruments via the Aux send on your mixer. Choose for the send a post fade one, (that is where when you lower or cut the channel fader for a sound, the aux send also lowers or cutz).....
Try punching a channel in and out, and just listen to the rhythmic delay wind off into the distance.(standard dub stylee) You can play with this stuff for ages live, great for intro's and breakdowns......

Another thing you can do, is bring the delay back through a spare channel on the desk, and add reverb to it. (if your FX returns do not have aux sends on them. If you do this, you can also do the old delay feedback routine.....

FEEDBACK...
Turn up the aux send TO the delay, on the delay RETURN channel.....
This creates feedback..!!!!....It is more harsh than the delay feedback you get on old dub plates where they used tape delays, but still....You can roll off the top end drastically.....Be careful, this can fry your tweeters...!!

APPLYING FEEDBACK...
On a breakdown section, either:
Flick the aux send TO the delay for a vocal phrase or hi-hat or something, and right after you do this, kill the channel....or:
Open and close a channel (where the aux send to the delay is already turned up) at the right moment, just like you're hitting a drum beat...
The delay now has the phrase captured and if you have set a fairly long feedback time, say 80 - 95%, you should hear it echoing away...
Now....go to the mixer channel that the delay is coming back on, and as the phrase repeats, turn UP the aux send TO the delay, ......prepare for f-e-e-e-e-dback. !!!.........


If you are working alone, and you want to produce multiple FX like the above, but also with pan and volume fades, or complicated echo FX, see the COMPLICATED DELAY FX PRODUCTION TIPS page in the FX-RACK section


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