Duplicate track and delay 2nd track

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Duplicate track and delay 2nd track

Permanent link to this post Posted by scornwell96 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:25 am

John Lennon used an overdub delay to give his voice that sound. Record voice once then duplicate it and play the 2nd track slightly delayed. I know how to do this in Audacity but the scale is wrong. The shortest I can delay the 2nd track is about double what I need. Don't know how to scale my recording so I get a closer delay. The plugin delays are not the same or as good.
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Re: Duplicate track and delay 2nd track

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:07 am

No, but you can split the stereo track and add silence to the beginning of the bottom one. You can Generate > Silence down to digital sample accuracy if you want.

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Re: Duplicate track and delay 2nd track

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:09 am

You don't need the split. You already have two tracks.

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Re: Duplicate track and delay 2nd track

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:30 am

scornwell96 wrote:Record voice once then duplicate it and play the 2nd track slightly delayed.


Method 1

1) Record voice once
2) Ctrl + D to duplicate
3) Click on the second track so that both tracks are not selected. (If both tracks are selected, then step 5 will move both tracks together, which we don't want).
4) Zoom in on the start of the track so that you can see the timeline in enough detail for a small change
5) Use the Time Shift tool to slide the second track a little to the right.


Method 2

1) Record voice once
2) Apply the "Delay" effect with settings similar to this (adjust the "Delay Time" setting as required):

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