In this beginners guide to delay, I’m going to show you where to start with delay in your mixes. Delay can be a powerful mixing tool when used correctly, but it can be tricky to get it to sit in the mix and to not make your mix messy. I’m going to explain and demonstrate delay for you and show you how to use it in a mix in this beginners guide to delay.
The tutorial is split into three parts and applies whichever DAW you use.
First I’m going to briefly go over what delay is exactly. I describe the effect, how it works and what to expect when using it on your audio.
I then explain all of the common parameters of a delay plugin including type, time, feedback, mix etc. It’s important to know what effect these settings have before diving in.
And finally, I’ll show you how to use delay in a mix, focusing on vocals.