#1
I don't actually have my delay pedal yet. I found my love of delay through a combination of listening to Brian May and the happy circumstance of my digital recorder having a delay effect. However, I find the lack of tap tempo disturbing

I use my delay as a self-harmonizer, so that I can play with myself in 2 and 3 part harmony. I rarely use it as a thickener or as just an effect that rings out and decays. I like to have a good strong delay that doesn't decay at all.

Thoughts? How do you delay?
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I put it very low, and it puts an echo in that I can barely hear, but when it isn't, I notice its gone. It kind of just improves the sound altogether.
#4
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I put it very low, and it puts an echo in that I can barely hear, but when it isn't, I notice its gone. It kind of just improves the sound altogether.


I do something similar as well...

I set my mix fairly low so that it sounds as though delay really isn't there, I also set use the delay time such that the first delay only starts as my chorus for the note runs out. Then I set the repeats to 2 - 3 delays so that its noticeable... but not quite the focus of attention.

I generally use it to fill up the sound-scape for clean songs and not much else. Oh I generally only use a delay if the chorus doesn't fill out the sound enough.
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#5
-To produce unpenetrable walls of fuzzy noise.
-To create sweet, fragile ambience.
-To generate oscillation (best done with expression pedal).
-To achieve that nice tape chorusing sound.
-To produce percussive, rhythmic noise.
-To generate long, spacey echoes.
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#6
I don't really use mine for 'echoes'...really just to get the extra kick to my sound. More like a reverb than anything Spacey sounds are cool...just don't use them much in my playing.
#7
i rarely use my rhythmicly, but that just fits some songs so well you have to do it. mostly ive got the slap-back echo kinda thing going on with minimal (1-3) repeats just to add some depth. well, thats with my ad-9 anyway. the memory man usually gets a bit of a longer delay and the repeats are higher in the mix. more like for creation of a sound scape kinda thing, works great on chords (especially with the chorus on).

tap tempo delays are something i dont use much. i can set things up digitally when i record, but i dont find myself needing that kind of thing too much with what i play.
#8
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I don't really use mine for 'echoes'...really just to get the extra kick to my sound. More like a reverb than anything.


+1

that and the odd echo harmony...sorry if i'm offending anybody but i always liked that part of Ted Nugents Stranglehold in the solo when he does that

(no, i dont play that song)

sometimes i hit a note and play with the feedback and delay time knobs, get some freaky noises doin that. i can do that for hours

for practicing i set a delay time and play some scales, try to keep it in time with the delay and "harmonize" up and down the scales
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sometimes i hit a note and play with the feedback and delay time knobs, get some freaky noises doin that. i can do that for hours


One of the best ways to waste times ever!

Pair that up with flangers, chorus, phasers and it gets all freaky.

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for practicing i set a delay time and play some scales, try to keep it in time with the delay and "harmonize" up and down the scales


I actually find that a really difficult form of practice.
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#10
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-To produce unpenetrable walls of fuzzy noise.
-To create sweet, fragile ambience.
-To generate oscillation (best done with expression pedal).
-To achieve that nice tape chorusing sound.
-To produce percussive, rhythmic noise.
-To generate long, spacey echoes.
I'm out.

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