Adding effects to the trails of a delay only

I can’t seem to find this anywhere, so if it has been answered already please redirect me. I’m wondering if there is a way to add effects to the repeats of the delay only, without affecting your signal. For example, I would like to put a pitch shifter within the loop of a delay so that the repeats are octave up, but my normal signal is not an octave up. Is there a way to do this?

The way to do this would be to split a signal into two lines. On one of the lines you would leave a signal dry. On the other line, add a delay at 100% wet mix going into your modulation of choice. Then you can use a mixer to dial in how much of the modulated delay trails you want to the original dry signal.

It’s not an elegant solution, but it will work in the QC.

I keep an Empress Zoia in the QC FX loop to take care of these kinds of custom effects.

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Look at Rabea’s “Icicles” preset, that’s what it’s doing. Takes up most of your grid, but can teach you how to configure variations


Great idea! Thanks for the suggestion. That seems like just what I was looking for. I’ll give it a try :+1:

Thanks! I just downloaded that to the app. Can’t wait to try it out