Don Duval donduval at
Wed Mar 18 11:08:08 CET 1998

The March 1998 issue of Recording, a USA magazine, has a good article about
the use of delay. The title is "From 0 to 200 in One Minute". The briefest of
    0 to 20ms delay    -    sounds like part of the original sound
    20 - 50ms delay    -    original sound is doubled
    50 - 200ms delay  -    slapback echoes.

According to the author, 50 to 200 ms of delay will give you the Elvis sound.


Don Duval

Milliams wrote:

> Does anyone know how to get the "slapback" kind of reverb? The kind that you
> hear in Sun studio records? Like Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash? I was listening
> to Depeche Mode's "Songs of Faith and Devotion" and they had this slapback in
> almost all of their songs. It sounded so right-on. When I worked in radio, I
> was able to get some high frequency slapback/feedback. I couldn't control the
> rate, though. I don't think this thing is spring reverb. It has to be
> something else.

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