How do I make it so that the repeats from my delay continue after I turn it off

I am using Ableton as my live mixer and I want to put a delay on my vocals and make it so that after I turn off the delay the repeats keep going. I have figured out a way to do it but it involves routing my signal back and forth from return channels and I have now maxed out my number of return channels so I want to see if there is another way to do it that does not involve using return channels.


billulsund 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Mark One
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    There is some ambiguity in your description which needs clarification. When you say 'turn the delay off' I assume you mean stop sending a signal to it, rather that turn the device off?

    If this assumption is correct the simplest solution is to use Ableton's Ping Pong delay and map a MIDI or KEY control to the small 'F' button, this freezes the delay signal so it will repeat until you turn it off again.

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    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • frep45
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    Return tracks seems to be the "right" way to do it.

    As for a workaround, what about setting the delay's "Feedback" value to 0%?

    5 years ago | 1 comment

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