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Mixing Basics Tutorial

Delay Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    The History of Delay

    10:01

    In this video, take a trip back to the origins of 'delay' as an effect and the technologies that led us to where we are today.

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    Tutorial 2

    Automatic Double Tracking (ADT Delay)

    10:17

    Automatic Double Tracking or ADT delay was created to offer an easier solution for artists rather than actually doubling their parts. The effect is a bit different but you will explore how to create this effect in DAW.

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    Tutorial 3

    Chorus Delay

    10:42

    In this tutorial Kenny adds some modulation to delay which starts to create lush sounding effects like chorus which do wonders for instruments like clean guitars and even vocals.

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    Tutorial 4

    Flange Delay

    7:06

    Continuing with modulation, explore the special effect that is known as Flange. While its very common effect, creating it faithfully in a DAW can be a bit tricky. Let Kenny show you how.

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    Tutorial 5

    Rhythmic Delays

    8:26

    Over the years, artists have explored delays as their own instrument in creating rhythmic patterns that alter the performance drastically and take on a life of their own. You will see some key examples of this technique in this video.

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    Tutorial 6

    Slapback Echo

    6:07

    Slapback Echo became one of the most common effects after the introduction of magnetic tape recording. It was popularized by rockabilly artists and used extensively by artists at Sun Studios. We describe this unique technique and show how to mimic it in the DAW.

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    Tutorial 7

    Musically Timed Delay

    8:32

    In this video, Kenny explores using timed delays which match song tempos. You will also learn about Ping Pong Delay and how to Automate your delay sends to create customized options.

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    Tutorial 8

    Dynamic Delays

    9:44

    Watch as Kenny creates an automatic way of using delay in just those moments where the signal is not present. Therefore, making room for the delays automatically in just the spaces.

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    Tutorial 9

    Filtered & Distorted Delays

    12:27

    By adding other plugins and FX, you can create an infinite amount of options in changing and sculpting the sound of our delays and how they react to EQ, Compression and Distortion/Saturation. Kenny also covers Panning FX.

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    Tutorial 10

    Third Party Delay Plug-Ins

    10:56

    In this video Kenny runs through some of the better third party delay FX that are on the market and how they can add to your delay repertoire.

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    Tutorial 11

    Putting it all Together

    6:19

    In this tutorial Kenny returns to many of the earlier FX and show how well they can all work together to create a custom finished sound.

The Delay effect is one of the oldest effects to be used on recordings, and there are many different types and ways to apply it. Multi-Platinum mixer / producer extraordinaire Kenny Gioia returns with a "must have" series for anyone recording, mixing, engineering or producing music. See how delay can be used to make tracks bigger, wider and just cooler! Learn the important fundamentals and advanced techniques of delay, and you'll find yourself using delay smarter and more creatively.

Kenny starts off with a tutorial on the history of Delay, so you know exactly what it is and where it originated from. Next, he gets into "Automatic Double Tracking" (ADT), then "Chorus Delay", "Flange Delay" and "Rhythmic Delay" to create delay lines that take on a life of their own. Kenny then studies the famous "Slapback Delay" sound and shows you how to dial it in just right.

Moving on, Kenny reveals ways to setup and automate "Musically Timed Delay", as well as make "Dynamic Delays" that fill only empty spaces! "Filtered and Distorted Delays" are next on the list, and Kenny demonstrates awesome ways to sculpt your delayed sound, as well as pan them interestingly. Wrapping up the series, Kenny goes over a boatload of "3rd Party Delay Plug-ins", discussing their strengths, and then finishes the series with a tutorial on "Putting It All Together" on a track.

If you record, mix, engineer or produce music, Delay is definitely a "go to first" effect. Hang out with Kenny as he shows you the ins and outs of Delay and how to apply it to your tracks. Your music will be worth repeating!

ajk12345
Submitted 1 month ago

Great tutorial for fundamentals

Great series on the basics of delay and how to incorporate it into your mix. I could follow along great and learned a ton!

I am a: Beginner, Producer

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anonymous
Submitted 1 month ago

Hard to Understand

Sorry, but Kenny Gioia speaks so fast, and with a thick New York'ish accent, that I can't understand much of what he is saying.

I am a: Musician

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Baghira
Submitted 2 months ago

Sehr ausführlich und praxisnah

Ich freue mich jeden Tag wieder, dass ich den All-Access Pass geordert habe

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist

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lahmuh
Submitted 8 months ago

Great

i love your videos, but this few content based on the Rnb Music genre

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
LFO
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Bayside
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
FTSK
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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Delay Explained is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial for fundamentals Great series on the basics of delay and how to incorporate it into your mix. I could follow along great and learned a ton!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Hard to Understand Sorry, but Kenny Gioia speaks so fast, and with a thick New York'ish accent, that I can't understand much of what he is saying.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Sehr ausführlich und praxisnah Ich freue mich jeden Tag wieder, dass ich den All-Access Pass geordert habe
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great i love your videos, but this few content based on the Rnb Music genre
Date published: 2016-08-09