Delays & Mixing Without Reverb
Hey - long time no see, hope you're doing well!
I've seen a few questions about how you use reverb, but I've also heard mixes you've done that had none, but didn't sound dry. I've tried experimenting with that a bit, but I've always ended up with at least one or two going.
Can you describe how you use delays when you're mixing withour reverb? When you do that, are you exclusively using your tape delays? What about repeats and feedback and the panning of the returns?
Can you suggest a set up to use as a string point for a mid temo slightly ambient rock tune? For instance, how many delays and what combinations of times and feedback?
I remember hearing you solo the return of one on the snare that sounded like it was 50-60ms with 6-8 repeats.
Also, do you usually have the high end rolled off? Obviously the tapes are a little darker. Maybe the better question is are frequent times when you keep the return bright?