Hope you are all safe and healthy. I’m spending some time with my Mk1 OT, having come from using the A4. When adding delay from the second FX channel to any sound, say a snare on Track 2, for example, it sounds really bad. To be specific, the sound is ‘thin’ and I can’t seem to get the delay to carry for very long, even with a decent level of feedback. I suspect I’m just not using the machine correctly - the delay can’t be this bad. Is there anything I might be missing? I.e. do I need to be using the LFO with the delay or combining with heaps of reverb to get a decent tone?
Sorry for the basic question and thanks in advance,
Hard to read into the subjective analysis in your post. Maybe post a recording?
If I had to guess, maybe you have some unexpected settings on the delay’s filter? Ensure BASE is all the way down and WIDTH is all the way up. Or try on a new project.
In my experience the delay sounds great (if maybe a bit plain).
…it’s a nice FILTER! delay…try again…
I’m not a fan of the delay… when set to ping pong it’s barely noticeable and feedback is not great doesn’t build up much… lofi and darkverb and others are better imo but it does the job… just enough
Its a great delay if you modulate the parameters with LFOs and crossfader. Can get some really experimental sounds and textures.
Sure it’s a bit sterile, nothing like an analogue delay pedal. It wont self oscillate.
Open the filters and set feedback to full for infinite delay.
Depends on track’s stereo field. With hard panning, you get a wider ping pong fx. I oftenly add a random lfo on Bal.
Thanks all, it’s now been resolved, it was just a case of reducing the Base, Increasing the Width, adding some Feedback and ensuring that the ‘sync’ was set to ON. Apologies for any wasted time.
No worries - the filter on the delay can be useful, but if unexpected could definitely make it sound thin or tinny. Stay rad.
You too bro. Thanks again!
yeah I find on tracks that don’t need to be dead center a little lfo — square for unnatural, triangle for natural, and random for a little of both – adds a ton of dimension when you have a spare FX slot