Apply delay calculator to delay AND reverb time
It makes your mix sound finished thus improving the overall quality of the music. Music is about timing. So applying a delay calculator to both your reverb and delay time makes sense. This reverb and delay calculator uses the principles in this article on reverb and delay calculation – How to Calculate Reverb and Delay Times. Short version… The delay calculator uses 60,000 divided by BPM to calculate delay times.
Delay calculator can be used to create an echo with the delay.
Use the delay calculator to make a subtle delay mixed just under a reverb (using a delay calculator derived time). Mute the delay – Notice a difference?
I like to mix and match sometimes triplets with regular note times, sometimes using reverb for one and delay for the other. Try applying 3 different times from the delay calculator to a LCR delay.
Delay calculator time – Applied Usage
I also suggest using the time calculated from the delay calculator to be used as the entire time… Say you use the delay calculator and calculate a time of 600ms from a BPM of 100. You decide to apply this to a reverb, and use a predelay of 15ms. You got 15ms from taking 600ms derived from your delay calculator and divide by 40 or you notice that 1/16 note is 150ms and reduce by a factor of 10. I would now subtract 15 from 600 resulting in 585. Predelay is 15ms, reverb time is 585ms, and total reverb time including predelay is 600ms. Most of all, the delay calculator is a tool, and you should use your ears.
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