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That Pre Delay Thing

permalink   Sat, Nov 18, 2006 @ 6:24 PM
I’m trying to figure out how to add a pre delay style effect to a vocal. Kind of like in Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight”.

Anyone tell me (or point me towards) how to do this?
permalink   Sat, Nov 18, 2006 @ 9:07 PM
Not sure how the collins tracks works one trick is to use a wav editor (like sound forge) to reverse the vocals, then add delay/reverb to the reversed track, then put the vocals (with the fx burned in) the right way and use that in your remix.

makes sense?

The other is to use a multi-tap delay where the first tap is louder than the input. Typically this is accomplished with a send track (aka bus) where the bus is much louder in the mix than the original. The actual steps for this technique varies greatly depending your host and which delay you’re using. If you can be more specific someone will probably be able to walk you through it.

permalink   Occupant Sun, Nov 19, 2006 @ 4:54 PM
Well, I’ll give the first one a shot, as I’m not up on sends and all that just yet. So much to learn, so little time.
permalink   BUNNIES GONE BAD Tue, Nov 21, 2006 @ 3:45 AM
check out the tutorials section on my site (XSPF works now)