Getting the best out of twin delays

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      London_Calling
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      It's great having the twin delays of the TimeFactor, and important that they sound musical and not messy.  Single delays, by comparison, are easy to hear.

      Does anyone have any suggestions / some basic exercises / tips to learn about twin delays and hear how they can work best?

      Of course, much of this is about experimenting, but its helpful to have something to focus/ structure the experiment to quicklyget the best out of a powerful delay unit with so many options.

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      achaput
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      I've found that it's best to start with only one delay, by turning the Dly Mix knob fully counter-clockwise. Apply tweaks to the Dly A and Fdbk A knobs to get a feel for the basic controls.

      Once you have settings you are happy with, turn up the Dly Mix knob a little and listen to how you can add the second delay in for flavor. You can keep the Delay B level low so that it adds a dimension without overpowering.

      Turning Tempo ON (Press Encoder Button) is a great way to keep the two delays together rhythmically. With Tempo ON, try setting one delay to a quarter note and the other delay to a dotted 8th note. That's a classic setting made famous by U2's the Edge. There are many more note value combinations waiting to be discovered!  Idea

    • #119653
      London_Calling
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      Thanks for taking the time to reply, achatput.  This is very helpful.

      You mention the basic approach for an Edge-style delay.  As a quick, follow-up question, how I can quickly dial in a) a big Lukather stadium solo delay sound and b) a Gilmour setting?

      ie what would you dial in on delay time / feedback/ mix etc?

      Thanks.

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