5 Simple Delay Techniques

1- Fill the voids

Silence can add some nice tension to a mix. But too much empty space and your track is gonna get boring pretty quick.

2- Use Delay to Introduce a new section

The best way to keep your tracks engaging is to finish your song sections with a quick delay. This can be at the end of 8 bars, 16 bars, or anywhere else a new section or part comes in.

3- Double your Delays and Pan

Why use one delay when you can use 2? Most delay plugins allow you to add multiple delays to a single signal. Try applying 2 delays at offset delay times to the same sound. Then pan one delay to the left and one to the right. The offset delays will sound like they are weaving in and out of each other across the stereo spectrum. This is sometimes called a ping-pong effect. This will give your mix an excellent sense of movement, depth and space. All with just 2 simple delays.

4- Use long delays to create subtlety

Smart layering gives any track added depth. Delay is a great tool for adding a subtle layer to your mix.

5- Multi-tap It

Multi-tapping means putting multiple delays on a single signal. Adjusting the time signature on each delay — or ‘tap’ — gives you the power to create rhythms with your delays. Adjusting the time signature and feedback of the echoes will give your track lush texture and depth. It turns a simple synth into a swirling and rhythmic wash of alternating delay feedback. Multi-tapping can be a bit confusing at first. But it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Check out this superb multi-tap tutorial to find out more.

Play With Delays

Delay is essential for getting an interesting mix. Experiment with your delays and try applying them to groups of instruments instead of just single sounds. As an effect delay is a creative and versatile tool. So try these tips on your mix and push them further to fit your sound. Stop stalling and start delaying! And leave that b-word behind.
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