Mixing Tip – Delay instead of reverb

Posted: February 10, 2010 in Music, Tutorials
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delaysMaybe you’ve come across this, I know I have, where no matter what you do, you just can’t get what you want from your reverb. You find that too much makes the vocal too distant and any less makes the vocal too dry. Now before you give up because you suck at reverb, there’s another option. Delay. That’s right boys and girls, a pair of short mono delays on mono buses feeding into each other can create a sense of space, without clutter. And that’s just what you need.

For this recipe you will need:

a DAW that allows feedback loops.
1 stereo send
2 mono aux tracks or effect return tracks
2 mono sends
2 mono EQ plugins
2 mono delay plugins

On your vocal track, create a stereo send to bus 1-2 at a level around -7dB. [read]

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