Using a Delay to create Crackle and Slapback Effects

A Sound Design tutorial showing you how to use a delay effect to create crackle.


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You don’t always need a dedicated plugin to create crackle and slapback effects. A simple delay effect can do the same. Let me show you how.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • Understanding Slap-back
  • How to create the Crackle Effect
  • Creating Sizzle
  • Saturation Decay
  • Drums and Crackle
  • Sizzling Beats for clarity
  • Tempo-modulated effects
  • Step sequencing delays
  • Envelope and Rhythm Length control