Intro to Delay Designer in Final Cut Pro
Delay Designer is a multitap delay. Unlike traditional delay units that offer only one or two delays (or taps) that may or may not be fed back into the circuit, Delay Designer provides up to 26 individual taps. These taps are all fed from the source signal and can be freely edited to create delay effects that have never been heard before.
Delay Designer provides control over the following aspects of each tap:
Level and pan position
Highpass and lowpass filtering
Pitch transposition (up or down)
Further effect-wide parameters include synchronization, quantization, and feedback.
As the name implies, Delay Designer offers significant sound design potential. You can use it for everything from a basic echo effect to an audio pattern sequencer. You can create complex, evolving, moving rhythms by synchronizing the placement of taps. This leads to further musical possibilities when coupled with judicious use of transposition and filtering. Alternatively, you can set up numerous taps as repeats of other taps, much as you would use the feedback control of a simple delay, but with individual control over each repeat.
You can use Delay Designer with mono, stereo, or surround clips. See Work with Delay Designer in surround in Final Cut Pro for details on using it in surround.
For information about adding the Delay Designer effect to a clip and showing the effect’s controls, see Add Logic effects to clips in Final Cut Pro.