I am new to working with vocals in Cubase, and in producing my latest track I decided to use Loopcloud to download some vocal samples into Cubase. I managed to locate them using the Media Browser on the right-hand side of the GUI.
After locating my saved samples in Cubase, I then learned how to create sample tracks from each wave form for manipulation within the sampler window. Then, following this I of course exported the finished sounds into Groove Agent to then create a standard instrument track for each of them.
This process has worked incredibly well, but I have now run into a problem, in that I want to add a delay throw to the last word of certain phrases to have that word repeat rhythmically. But, in all the tutorials I hunted down, the methods used to create this type of effect seem to require working with samples in their original wave form and not a triggered midi event on an instrument track.
I am at a total loss as to how to go about achieving this effect. But I did follow these steps:
1/ I created an FX channel in the mixer window and then added a mono delay module to it, (the Cubase stock version). I set the amount of delay to 100% wet as is often advised with an FX channel, and the feedback to about 50%.
2/ I then set up my chosen vocal tracks to send the vocals to that FX track specifying the amount of the effect to be applied, then also using an automation track to determine the point in the vocal phrase when the delay should start.
But no matter what I do using automation to create the delay at the exact point when the last word in the phrase is uttered, I get a really messy sound incorporating practically all of the phrase and not just the last word. It is passable in a garage track, but I would like to have it be really clean and sounding only the last word.
I hope my question makes sense and that there might be a ‘not too technical’ solution to achieving my desired outcome, although I will take whatever help you might give and try my best to work it out.
Thanks very much as always for reading