Using a Delay as a Reverb

Reverb can smear sounds like basses and using a delay effect instead of a reverb maintains the clarity and focus of the sound.


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Some sounds in a mix do not benefit from the use of reverb as frequencies get smeared and the sound loses clarity. Enter the delay effect to save the day. I will show you, step by step, how to use a delay instead of a reverb on sounds that cannot use reverbs.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • Advantages of Delay over Reverb
  • Smearing
  • Timing differences
  • Cleanliness and Layering
  • Harmonics and Delays
  • Spatial Processing
  • Prime Numbers and Splices
  • Pre delay over Early Reflections