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.
Delays are easy to implement, but much harder to master. The first step to delay mastery though, is to have the delay parameters explained so that you know exactly how to control your delays.
Some of these settings are self explanatory, others have more subtle effects, or take some playing around with, to really understand how they affect the audio. Before we go into the parameters though, let’s be clear on exactly what delay is…
Automation is essential and also one of the most fun parts of the mix! Automation changes how a plugin affects audio throughout the track. Try these automation mixing tips to get more balanced and exciting mixes.
The settings that you find on reverbs can shape your sound to achieve that perfect ambience. Some of these settings can be self explanatory in how they’re used, but others are less so. Let’s find out exactly what they all do.