Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How To Make A Howard Benson Style Delay

I was watching Pensado's Place not too long ago and it was an episode with Howard Benson. During the interview he mentions a unique way he using delays. So, me being me, I had to try it out. What Howard does is create 2 delay sends, one panned right and the other panned left. He sets them both to the same timing (1/4 note for example) but then takes another delay (fully wet) and sticks it right in front of one of the delays and delays it further by 10-30 milliseconds. The result is a huge stereo delay, that isn't a ping-pong.

Check out the video below to hear this in action and to learn how to do this along with a little expansion to get a huge great sounding delay.