Dual Delay is a delay effects module that is capable of a wide range of time-based effects, from classic delays to reverb-like decays to more unusual effects, with an immersive interface to visualize the stereo and phase adjustments being made.
- Let’s start with a Lead preset from the Falcon Factory soundbank, find and double-click ‘Retro Lead’ to load it.
- Switch to the Effects tab, right-click the Analog Tape Delay effect header and choose the Dual Delay > Basic Stereo preset.
- First let's increase Delay > Time to “1/4“ for a more pronounced delay effect. The delay time can be specified in milliseconds, or in bars/beats if tempo- sync is enabled (as it is here).
- The Stereo and Phase graphs are the centerpiece of the Dual Delay interface. As you adjust the parameters below, the graphs are updated in realtime. Let’s turn the Delay > Feedback knob up to 70%, you will see both the number of delay taps and their magnitude increase.
- Time and Feedback can be the same for the left and right channels, or one channel can be shifted relative to the other. Turn the Time L/R knob counter-clockwise to “L X 0.50” and you will see the left channel delay taps are half the duration of the right channel delay taps.
- Let’s add some gentle pitch modulation to our sound to give it a chorusing effect. Change Modulation > Depth to “1.00 cents“ and Modulation > Rate to “0.1 Hz“.
- Now let’s adjust the filter to clean up the low frequency content, set Filters > Low Cut to “1.6 kHz”.
- Once you have the effect where you like it you can save it’s state as a preset. In the upper right of the effect module, press the Preset File menu and choose Save Preset, and enter a name for the preset, here we’ll title it “My Preset”.
- You will now see your custom presets in the Browser, within a User Presets folder alongside the factory presets for the module.