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Using Delays with Ryan West

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In this video, famous engineer and producer Ryan West discusses his use of delays and shares his approach to putting space in a track without weighing it down and sweetening vocals without adding garbage.
Ryan has helped define the sound of a style with his work with Jay-Z, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, T.I, Rihanna and Kanye West amongst many others.

Delays are a great alternative to reverb to get a modern sound without that obvious tail. Ryan's techniques use simple plugins and are easy to understand and immediately applicable to any style of music. You will learn about short and long delays, Slapback Delays, Delay Throws, how to create a stereo image with delays, how to treat those delays with compression, distortion, eqs and reverb for better integration and clarity in the mix.

This will save you much time and grief in your the process of turning a demo into a real pro sounding mix with space and depth.

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Equipment & Software

  • Waves Super Tap
  • Waves TrueVerb
  • Avid Delay
  • UA SSL E Series
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • Avid EQ3

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Mentors
Ryan West

In addition to many Platinum, Gold and Diamond RIAA certifications, he's been twice nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy and has a further seven nominations to his credit. Ryan has also participated in numerous discussion panels with mixing heavyweights Tony Maserati, Joe Chiccarelli, Michael Brauer, Andy Wallace and mastering engineers Howie Weinberg and Bob Ludwig.

A skilled multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Ryan also produces music for film and television. As of 2012 over 60 million albums have been sold worldwide that contain a credit to Ryan West.

Credits

Eminem

Kanye West

Usher

Ritchie Havens

T.I.

Rihanna

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reddirt
2016 Jan 16
Great job Ryan - easy to follow
djbrimlo
2016 Jan 01
Good Video on explaining using Delays. And how to set them up properly! Enjoyed.
NiclasJeppsson
2015 Jan 01
Where can I find the song? Only found, "The New Beer Song" on Spotify, but it doesnt have the same funky ass riff in it.
banky
2014 Dec 01
This is a do this lesson. Don't expect to learn how to use delays from this
RomeRecording
2014 Sep 19
Ryan is a very good teacher. I'd like to see him do some more advanced topics.
lesterbeat
2014 Jun 26
Is there delay on Ryan saying "have fun, there are no rules"? Because I heard it 8 times. I'm really kidding. This is very insightful and informative. 5 stars.
maitri
2013 Oct 15
Hello Ryan, Thank you for sharing this very valuable information to help us improve our mixes. You are a wonderful, very articulate teacher!!
Il Pianista
2013 Sep 13
Mr. Ryan West you're (also) a really good teacher, like everyone here on puremix. Thanks!
eddy theot
2013 Aug 16
GREAT !! How to have subtitles in French? (If it is possible)
leapjoe
2013 Jul 30
Great video on Delays! Love how you added eq, reverb, distortion to the delay signal!
dwon reid
2013 Jul 22
really nice. i 've learnt alot.
juancopro-flow
2013 Jul 18
LOVE THE SECOND TIP, NEVER THOUGHT OF PANNING THE DELAY SIGNAL>>>SIMPLE BUT NEVER THOUGHT OF IT. ANOTHER TRICK TO PUT UNDER MY BELT>>>THANKS
ryanwestmusic
2013 Jul 17
Thanks! More to come soon!
jroye82
2013 Jul 17
Good stuff!
johnny_catfish
2013 Jul 12
Great job, Ryan. Keep 'em coming !
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