In this video, famous engineer and producer Ryan West discusses his use of delays and shares his approach to putting space in a track without weighing it down and sweetening vocals without adding garbage. Ryan has helped define the sound of a style with his work with Jay-Z, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, T.I, Rihanna and Kanye West amongst many others.
Delays are a great alternative to reverb to get a modern sound without that obvious tail. Ryan's techniques use simple plugins and are easy to understand and immediately applicable to any style of music. You will learn about short and long delays, Slapback Delays, Delay Throws, how to create a stereo image with delays, how to treat those delays with compression, distortion, eqs and reverb for better integration and clarity in the mix.
This will save you much time and grief in your the process of turning a demo into a real pro sounding mix with space and depth.
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Daniel1001 •Monday, March 27, 2023
JorgeZM •Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Great job Ryan
jdavis49781 •Friday, June 15, 2018
Great job Ryan..........very informative!!
reddirt •Saturday, January 16, 2016
Great job Ryan - easy to follow
djbrimlo •Friday, January 1, 2016
Good Video on explaining using Delays. And how to set them up properly! Enjoyed.
NiclasJeppsson •Thursday, January 1, 2015
Where can I find the song? Only found, "The New Beer Song" on Spotify, but it doesnt have the same funky ass riff in it.
banky •Monday, December 1, 2014
This is a do this lesson. Don't expect to learn how to use delays from this
RomeRecording •Friday, September 19, 2014
Ryan is a very good teacher. I'd like to see him do some more advanced topics.
lesterbeat •Thursday, June 26, 2014
Is there delay on Ryan saying "have fun, there are no rules"? Because I heard it 8 times. I'm really kidding. This is very insightful and informative. 5 stars.
maitri •Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing this very valuable information to help us improve our mixes. You are a wonderful, very articulate teacher!!
Il Pianista •Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. Ryan West you're (also) a really good teacher, like everyone here on puremix. Thanks!
eddy theot •Friday, August 16, 2013
How to have subtitles in French? (If it is possible)
leapjoe •Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Great video on Delays! Love how you added eq, reverb, distortion to the delay signal!
dwon reid •Monday, July 22, 2013
really nice. i 've learnt alot.
juancopro-flow •Thursday, July 18, 2013
LOVE THE SECOND TIP, NEVER THOUGHT OF PANNING THE DELAY SIGNAL>>>SIMPLE BUT NEVER THOUGHT OF IT. ANOTHER TRICK TO PUT UNDER MY BELT>>>THANKS