In this tutorial, learn how to use the synced delay in Massive to create unique delay effects like ping pong and gated delays.
Using the delay in Massive is a great way to take your sounds to the next level and save processing power by staying inside of Massive. The synced delay in Massive can be a very powerful sound design tool.
There are two types of delays you can load up in the master effects section in Massive. They are delay and delay synced (or synced delay). The delay in Massive is a fairly basic stereo delay that gives you control over the dry/wet, damp and left and right delay times. The damp knob is essentially a low pass cutoff filter that only controls the sound of the delayed signal. The damp control becomes a very important part of the delay because it allows you to reintroduce any of the clarity lost by using the delay in the first place. Any spatial effect has a tendency to mud up a sound so that damp control is helpful!
Overall, the delay in Massive is best suited for opening up your sounds by adding some space and slap delay. It’s great on basses! But it’s not the most powerful delay in terms of feedback amounts and its overall flexibility. More advanced delay types are better suited for the synced delay in Massive.
The synced delay is a powerful effect. You get control over dry/wet, damp, feedback and the ratios of the feedback. You can quickly dial in various delay types like slap back, stereo ping pong delays and even more unique types like gated delays. One of my favorite ratios for lead sounds is having 1/4 and then 1/8 because it creates a great stereo ping pong delay.
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