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Ping pong delay in Reason

Start off by creating an RV7000. Now personally I think you should bus it to your main mixer on one of the aux tracks. To do this, right click on the mixer and create the device, it should automatically attach the device as an auxiliary effect. This will allow you to send the audio signal to the effect with the aux send knobs on each mixer track. This will give you control over the dry/wet sound, and you can apply the effect to any track on the mixer. I would not recommend attaching a space/delay type of effect directly on your device; this reduces the versatility of the effect. Okay, now that that is taken care of, expand your RV7000 view by hitting the carrot on the left [it’s the triangle pointing at the remote programmer, right under the patch loading box]. With this open you can now adjust the parameters of the device. The algorithm is set to hall, but we want multi tap, so adjust the top knob on the left side till the algorithm reads “multi tap”. Alright, now notice the knob second from the top on the left side. It should be set to tempo sync. By default, it it should be set to OFF, but we want it ON. With this on, the delay will sync to the tempo that you have your track set to. Set the diffusion to about 15 (second knob from the bottom on the left side) and the LF damp about 385Hz (bottom knob on the left side).

Now on the right side, for the first tap set the delay to 3/16, (the third knob from the bottom) and have it’s level be set to 2.5 dB. It’s pan should already be -64. Now for tap 2 (change taps by moving the top knob on the right), set the tap delay to 6/16, tap level to 3.9 dB, and the tap pan should be fine at 63. On to the third tap, tap delay is set to 9/16, tap level is set to -2.0 dB, and make the pan set to -64. Tap 4, it’s delay should be set to 12/16, it’s level should be set to -inf and pan set to 0. The last tap is the repeat tap, all you need to do is set the repeat time to 6/16. Now for the bigger knobs on the top of the device. The HF damp should be set to 2, decay set to 92, and hi EQ set to 27. You can play around with these parameters if you want, but what you have now is a really cool ping pong delay. Your RV7000 settings should look like this:

Multitap delay settings

multitap delay settings (note that the settings on the right are specific to each individual tap. this way, you can assign alternating taps alternating panning and levels)

The final part of this patch is the EQ. on the left side of the device (with the settings expanded) right under where it says RV7000, notice the three parameters, right now it is on reverb, either click on “edit mode” or on one of the three lights, you can adjust the setting. Switch it to EQ. Notice how the the delay taps change to a parametric EQ. We are going to cut some low end and boost a bit on the top. This will reduce muddiness and increase clarity in your sound. The low gain should be set to -15dB (top knob on the left side), and the low freq set to 261 hz. Now on the right side set the param gain to about 10 dB. Have the param freq (third knob from bottom on the right side) be set to about 1050 hz, and the param Q set to 10.0. Remember to enable the EQ by clicking on the EQ enable button. Your settings should look like this:

Multitap EQ settings

3 Responses to “Ping pong delay in Reason”

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  2. c4lulm says:

    this is amazing, well done sir, you’ve helped me out alot.

  3. Josh Winiberg says:

    Thanks for all the helpful pointers, really good to share the knowledge!

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