New track - Shimmer

Kim Johnsson johnssonkim at
Sat Mar 14 18:26:04 CET 2015


Nice track! :-)

For years, I only used reverbs on string sounds to give them a sense of space, but at some point I noticed a delay works really well on a sound with a long attack and a release. Makes it more “alive” than just a reverb, kind of simultaneously fading in and out...



> On 14 Mar 2015, at 17:09, Gert van Santen <g.vansanten at> wrote:
> Mikael Hansson schreef op 14-3-2015 om 15:56:
>>> Got a Strymon Timeline myself. Strymon does wonderful FX gear.
>> I will probably want a delay unit in the future, what do you think of it, any favorite models, weaknesses?
> I personally love the "big" delays, where a load of verby stuff follows the guitar or synth sound :-)
> I have always been a huge fan of Steve Hackett's guitar sound. That's probably why I'm a sucker for big sounds.
> I also love Adrian Belew's and Robert Fripp's work and most synth guitar stuff (80's King Crimson). Delays and reverbs are very useful there.
> I think there's a use for most of the models, it just depends on your style, the track, and what you're doing at the time.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Gert
> gert van santen
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