Have you ever wanted to use a reverb or delay in real-time when recording a vocal track? Perhaps you've tried to use your recording software plug-ins when tracking but found the delay made it too distracting. In this quick tip, I'll show you exactly how to direct monitor these effects while recording, using ANY digital audio workstation.
Direct Monitor Real Time Effects In Any DAW
by David | 24 comments
Sick vocals man!
Thanks a lot Dave !
What is the software you use in This example?
I’m using the ReaperDAW in this example. http://reaper.fm
This technique is work with Sony vegas?
I’ve not used Sony Vegas but isn’t it video editing software not a true digital audio workstation?
That was a great tutorial Dave. I’m definitely going to give this a go. Thanks!
Thumbs up. Thanks for the comment ;)
Thanks for the tip David,I personally use an external reverb device for the same purpose
Your very welcome Antonis, thanks for the comment.
Thanks for the tip. I tried unsuccessfully before and ended up using a cheap external reverb in the mixer.. But I m going to try this as soon as I can . I always like to hear some delay/ reverb vs a dry sound when recording.
You bet, and Ya, I’ve used this trick often. ;)
Dave, you never cease to amaze me! No more wishing for reverb while tracking. I can only improve under your tutelage, Dave! Thank You!
Glad to be a help to you Rick. Thanks for the comment!
Very informative video, anything concerned with live front of house use of Reaper is always helpful. Just a side note, what Reaper theme are you using.
Hi Stephen, thanks. Also here is a link to the theme I’m using. https://homemusicstudio1.com/rea-evolution-theme
I’ll try this today. Man, you don’t know how many hours I’ve spent on wracking my brain around this dilemma. I’m assuming this will work with guitars too going thru a low-latency/low-cpu sim plugin.
Thanks ahead of time.
Dave, That was a simple yet missed detail that people can use, It is worth a lot, yet you freely shared it. I’m disabled and on limited income right now Or I would sign up this minute for your course. I love the approach you take, and the real desire to help people. Even those of us who are limited. I am sure I am signed up for you mailing list I have you 5 tips on recording Vocal. I have the hardest time recording my acoustics. I have the machine stock at the end of the neck hits things when I turn to the desk to start and stop the recording syndrome. I’m about tempted to Velcro a Mouse Pad, and a Wireless Mouse to the pad on all my guitars. :)
ha, ha, hey thanks for the comment. ;)
Great tip…..I am having talent over soon that MUST have delay to sing his stuff. Question: after recording, is this delay on the track when played back? I prefer to use parallel tracks for effects. I guess you could simply delete this delay setup track when the recording is done.
Ya so in this case, yes the delay would also be recorded and as you’ve said, I typically just delete this track when done and process as typical from there. In the end you’ll still have clean track recorded to mix.