Delay with Reverb or not?

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  1. jguss

    jguss Member

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    Taking a little poll here: How many of you keep your reverb on when using delay? What are pros and cons? I have my opinions, but I'm wondering what others do.
     
  2. tremolo3

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    I do.

    Pros: I like it.
    Cons: I don't like it.
     
  3. stella was a dive

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    I always have reverb on, either normal, or boosted mode with the surf rider, so yes delay with reverb.
     
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    Delay and reverb sound really nice together, especially for swells. On te other hand, if the mix is too high your sound can be really muddy.
     
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    sometimes i do, sometimes i don't. it really depends. light reverb + delay is (generally) good. lots of reverb + delay is (generally) not so good.
     
  6. psychicrooster

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    Lots of reverb and lots of delay here.
     
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    I have my Reverb on most of the time, but with a very low mix, just to give some depth to my sound. I usually keep it on when I turn my delays on, except when I want to have a more "percussive" use from my delays (think EVH's Cathedral or this kind of stuff).

    Reverb is before delays in my signal path though
     
  8. Drak

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    Just depends.
    For ambient related or along those lines, it's on with delay.
    For grungy psychy, on with delay.
    For blues/ classic rock related, off with delay, delay might be off too.
    For compressed fuzz/muff/Gilmoury, off with delay.
    For jazzier things, on with no delay.

    Depending on the situation or misused, either one can turn your tone into mush.
    Other times, reverb adds a gorgeous sheen and depth to your sound.
    It just depends on the usage.
     
  9. caspersvapors

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    if you want your delay repeats to stand out clearly, you probably dont want reverb on them.
     
  10. jguss

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    So, as I'm suspecting, even though reverb and delay are always on, I really need a reverb with presets just to get the mix right. Glad I just ordered a Neunaber slate and Exp.
    I also notice that when I put my Zen Drive in the mix I could do was far less or no reverb when delay is on. Thoughts?
     
  11. charmonder

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    a little delay before the dirt, a little reverb after the dirt.
     
  12. sleewell

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    yes, both.

    dispatch master.
     
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    I always have reverb on, either the amp's or my pedal. Delay is on 33% of the time.
     
  14. duderanimous

    duderanimous Monsterpiece Fuzz - Fuzz Master Extraordinaire Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't use any "big" reverb settings, basically just enough to let you know it's their for some slight ambiance. Because of this, I just leave it on when I kick on the delay.
     
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    This is the answer.

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