Brief Introduction To Delay Effect

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Brief Introduction To Delay Effect

The delay effect is widely used in electronic music and lot of other genres as well. It’s a great way to add depth, density or an ethereal quality to synth lines, pads, vocals or any other sound really.


I use delay a lot in my own productions to add that extra atmosphere to otherwise dull sounds.

Here’s a quick introduction on how a simple delay can affect the sound. The FX unit in this tutorial video is Fruity Delay 2, one of the easiest and handiest digital delay units.

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7 Comments

  1. Man you are slammin down these tutorials!

    I’m going to try this with some background effects for my trance track I’m working on 😀

  2. Awesome. helped clear some things up. i had played around on fl before and just got it recently on my PC. i love all kinds of music and ive always wanted to produce music. its hard trying to teach myself but i am learning with your helpful videos.

  3. @ Jon W
    your ears got it exactly right!
    Sound is a stage, and you use Panning Left and Right to create width…
    To create depth, (front of stage to back of stage) you use delay and reverb…
    A slapping delay tricks the ears into thinking the sound came from behind the vocalist standing at the front!

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