Steve's delay times...

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Steve's delay times...

#1 Post by rig96 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:48 am

Hello everyone, hope you're all well and good. I was wondering if anyone could help me out in regards to Steve Vai's delay times. Or at least something close to what he'd use. I know he most likely uses different times for different things, but on average he must have a set time he likes to use live or something. Or when jamming or whatever...

Any help on this matter is greatfully recieved. Thanks everyone...

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#2 Post by Mr. Bluesman » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:12 am

Well, I'm sorry I don't have the answer you want, but I think every delay time depends on the current song tempo. For instance, I like to use my delay by tapping in the song tempo as the delay time (tempo tap option on the unit)

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#3 Post by Ultra Vibe7 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:04 pm

he usually uses long delays, something like a full note with 30 to 40% feedback.

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#4 Post by Mr. Bluesman » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:35 pm

Exactly what I'm trying to say... the time length of the full note depends on the song tempo.

Sorry again for this kind of answer, I know how pissed I am when people answer the question I haven't asked, but sometimes it's good to figure out some things.

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#5 Post by rig96 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:09 pm

Lol. Thanks for your replies anyway lads...

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#6 Post by seljer » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:36 pm

try a couple of hundred milliseconds for the delay time
around 350ms for start

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#7 Post by pagliai » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:10 am

you can buy guitar extravaganza book there re some cool info with the settings.

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#8 Post by bkornaker1977 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:49 pm

for recording live CDs....im sure he will set his delays according to BPM tempo, but LIVE shows........he probly would use just a handfull of delay presets cause it would be a pain in the butt to change the delay settings between every song live........

for the most part (live) he will have 2 main delay settings.......one is a single delay with milliseconds set around 400-550 ms with about 25% feedback ( a couple repeats) Very simple and straight forward.......

but he does sometimes uses a dual delay setup. He will set one delay around 400 ms and set the feedback around 25%, and set the other delay around 600 ms with a short feedback around 10% or less (one single repeat).

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#9 Post by bkornaker1977 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:54 pm

listen closely to the song "feaver dream" on his album Ultra Zone. listen to the very last note that is played at the end of the song.....and as it rings out....you can actually hear the 2 differnt delays being used.......as the note decays and fades out.

thats the dual delay set up he uses quite frequently........

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