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Chapter 14. Effects -- Close Up - Pg. 308

Take a look at the available parameters: Delay Time--The window to the far left of the DDL-1 displays the currently selected delay time in either note valued steps or in milliseconds. You can have a maximum of 16 steps or 2000 milliseconds (approx two seconds). Unit--This button is used to select either steps or milliseconds for the DDL-1. If you select steps, the delay effect will synchronize with the Reason sequencer. If you select milliseconds, the delay effect will be in free time, meaning that it is not tempo related. Step Length--This button is used to select the note value of the DDL-1 when it is set to steps. You can select between 16th notes (1/16) or 8th note triplets (1/8T). Feedback--This knob sets the number of delay repeats. Pan--This knob pans the delay effect within the stereo field. Dry/Wet--This knob determines the balance between a processed or wet signal and an unprocessed or dry signal. When using the DDL-1 as a send or aux effect, this knob should be set to its maximum. When used as an insert effect, it should be set in the middle or 12:00 position so you can hear both wet and dry signals at once. The Matrix Pattern Sequencer can be used to control the DDL-1 via CV input. Just connect the Curve CV, Note CV, or Gate CV outputs of the Matrix to one of these two parameters on the back of the DDL-1: Pan--Once connected, the Matrix can pan your delay effect in step mode. Increas- ing the amount of input on the back panel of the DDL-1 can intensify this effect. Feedback--Once connected, the Matrix can control the amount of feedback in step mode. Increasing the amount of input on the back panel of the DDL-1 can intensify this effect. D-11 Foldback Distortion The D-11 is a fantastic-sounding digital distortion (see Figure 14.3). It is a perfect and easy solution for adding a little more growl to your Subtractor bass lines or for going full-on industrial with Redrum. Controlled by just two parameters, the D-11 is a basic real-time effect that can be used as an insert or auxiliary send. Amount--This knob assigns the amount of distortion to be used. Foldback--This knob is used to add character to the shape of the distortion. At its minimum setting, the Foldback knob sounds dark and flat. At its maximum setting, the Foldback becomes the audio equivalent of nuclear meltdown by introducing a sharp and jarring effect into the mix. Figure 14.3 The D-11 Foldback Distortion is one of two distortion effects available in Reason.