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    Default Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Whats the difference?
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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    they are more or less the same but echo is often the term used for short (50-500 ms) delay while delay is used more ofter for the longer delays (550ms-several seconds)...
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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    I agree with The Guy Who Invented Fire, although on occasion someone will use the term "echo" synonomously with "delay" regardless of delay time.

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Quote Originally Posted by KGMESSIER
    I agree with The Guy Who Invented Fire, although on occasion someone will use the term "echo" synonomously with "delay" regardless of delay time.

    true...it really is the same thing
    If you just read a post by The Guy Who Invented Fire please understand that opinions change, mind sets change and as players our ears mature...not to mention our needs grow and change. With that in mind, today I may or may not agree with the post you just read!

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    I also think of echo as being a very vintage, possibly tape effect (Binson Echorec) and delay as being more modern analog and digital chips. It's all the same idea however...

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....



    EchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEcho
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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    The other way I tend to think of it is that echo modulates, degrades, and/or runs the repeats into each other....similar to what an analog or multi-tap tape delay does.

    Delay spits out identical repeats at a specific delay and volume.


    But that's just my opinon....they really are used interchangeably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingdaisy
    Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....



    EchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEcho
    And don't forget:

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingdaisy
    Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....



    EchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEcho
    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo
    And don't forget:

    Rrrreeevvveeerrrbbbbbb
    Nice graphical (or, uh, alphabetical) representation, guys!!! I think you summed it up perfectly. Refer all time-based effects newbies here!!!

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo
    And don't forget:

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    Reverbrereverbrereveverbrererevereverberevereverbrbrbrbbb.....


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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    i dunno, im sitting next to a Digital Echoplex which has 198 seconds of delay...i use them interchangeably.
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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Quote Originally Posted by screamingdaisy
    Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....Delay.....



    EchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEchoEcho
    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo
    And don't forget:

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    Excellent!

    Now who can represent phase, flange and chorus in the same manner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer
    i dunno, im sitting next to a Digital Echoplex which has 198 seconds of delay...i use them interchangeably.
    198 seconds! Thats not echo . . . thats Deja Vu.

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo
    198 seconds! Thats not echo . . . thats Deja Vu.


    or maybe just a glitch in the matrix...

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer
    i dunno, im sitting next to a Digital Echoplex which has 198 seconds of delay...i use them interchangeably.
    198 seconds! Thats not echo . . . thats Deja Vu.
    Last edited by Simon_F; 09-06-2005 at 05:16 AM.

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    ha! but thats the idea!! over and over and over and over....
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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_F
    198 seconds! Thats not echo . . . thats Deja Vu.



    or maybe just a glitch in the matrix...
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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    Lol!

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    Default Re: Echo vs. Delay - Whats the diff.?

    I agree with the guy. and artie and daisy's 'presentions'.

    I usually associate echo with analoge delays, and echo with more modern and/or digital delays.
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