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Logic’s updated delay plug-ins

With a graphic refresh and a host of new features, Logic’s delay plug-ins have never looked or sounded so good. Mark Cousins experiences the joys of repetition…

Technique Logic In Depth

It’s great to see a range of plug-ins receiving a muchneeded facelift as part of the continual development of the application. From the vintage-styled Compressor to a range of sample-accurate metering options, Logic’s plug-ins have not only received a visual upgrade, but also some important functional improvements. Arguably the most welcome developments have been the sonic functionality in Logic’s Delay plug-ins – including Stereo Delay, Tape Delay, and Sample Delay – adding improved routing options, distortion and so on.

Like Compression, EQ and Reverb, delay is a great way of adding interest to vocals, synths, guitars and a range of other instruments. Recognising this, Logic Pro X includes three principal delays effects – the aforementioned Stereo Delay, Tape Delay, and Sample Delay – which can be used for a number of different audio effects. Each delay plug-in brings a unique set of parameters, as well as a definable sound, so it’s well worth understanding how best to exploit theses traits.

Tape head

Whether or not you like ‘lo-fi’ treatments, I’d strongly recommend Logic’s Tape Delay plug-in as your primary plug-in for delay-based tasks in mixing. Based on a single delay line, Tape Delay is arguably the most straightforward delay plug-in to work with, whereas the other two delay plug-ins – Stereo Delay and Sample Delay – have a separate delay tap for each side of the stereo signal. As we’ll see later on, despite the apparent appeal of a true stereo delay, it can also create its fair share of sonic problems that can impair the effectiveness of your mix.

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