In this premium video tutorial, Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers repurposes a tape machine into a delay. Any 3 head tape machine can be used in this way and while maintaining a tape machine in optimum condition for recording or mastering is a skilled job requiring knowledge and resources, the deficiencies of all but the most broken of tape machines can be accommodated and excused as (ahem) “character” if you are OK with a lo fi aesthetic. After all. if you want pristine echoes use a plug-in!
How To Set Up Tape Delay
Julian talks through the routing and demonstrates some of the possibilities which can be explored if you get hands-on with your delays and embrace the distortion and noise of real tape delay, and of course laying mushy, mungy delay all over everything while he does it.