Best way to delay a reverb?

Does anybody know what the best way to go about delaying a reverb would be? More specifically I'm talking about effecting a vocal reverb without actually applying the delay to the vocal track - anyone familiar with Panda Bear's music has heard this a lot.

Here's a good example, for reference:


Thanks in apologies if this is a bit of a newbie question. 


Eriatarkan 7 years ago | 0 comments

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  • cutwithflourish
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    I would set up a simple delay, followed by a reverb on a return track:

    1. Start with a empty return track
    2. Add a Simple Delay
    3. Select "link" to link the left and right delay times.
    4. Deselect "sync" (unless you want the delay times to sync to tempo)
    5. Turn the dry/wet completely clockwise so you are only hearing the delayed signal
    6. Add a Reverb to the same return track after the Simple Delay
    7. Send the tracks to this return that you want to have this effect.

    You can experiment with how much of each track you want to send to the effect. You could also add other effects to the chain to colour the sound - I'd add them before the delay.

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • frz001
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    I would say send audio to return 1 (with rev on effect), and to return 2 (with delay).

    Or the same kind of trick with a rack…

    7 years ago | 2 comments
  • Eriatarkan
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    Thanks a lot for your help.

    6 years ago | 0 comments

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