A dozen racks which enhance the usual capabilities of Ableton Live’s Ping Pong Delay device, each expanding upon the basic features of Ping Pong Delay as well as adding their own unique traits which are applied to the delay lines, while leaving the dry signal untouched. Works with Live 9 or Live 10 and is an essential addition to the library of either.
Swap Directionality – Now you can decide whether the first delay repeat is on the left or right stereo channel, rather than being stuck with it always beginning on the left.
Width Adjustment – Now you can set and automate the stereo width of the delay repeats, rather than being stuck with them panned hard left and right.
The flagship device and recommended go-to for replacing Ableton’s Ping Pong Delay is “Ping Pan”, which provides individual panning control for the L and R delay repeat lines. Each can be placed exactly where you want it and automated.
You can find the racks in your browser under “Audio Effects > Audio Effect Rack > Modulation & Rhythmic”.
Each rack comes in two versions: “sync” and “unsync”. The “unsync” versions are generally recommended— as always setting delays exactly to the grid can be boring— but there will definitely times when sync shall come in handy.
The recommended “go-to” ping pong delay for when you don’t need any special enhancement is the “Ping Pan” rack, which provides individual panning control for the L and R delay repeat lines.
OVERVIEW OF ALL RACKS
Ping Buff – Souped up with groove and grit enhancement by means of vinyl-saturated glue.
Ping Cabipress – Outfitted with a cabinet, compressor, and limiter for chunky room abstraction.
Ping Feather – Runs through a phaser plus additional rhythmically-linked, filtered delay lines.
Ping Glitch – Glitches stutteringly for additional glitchtastical fun.
Ping Moist – Processed with envelope-reactive filtration for warbly wetness.
Ping Mouth – A special arrangement of grain delay, vocoder, and custom EQ curvature.
Ping Pan – Ability to place and automate the pan position for both the odd and even delay repeats individually.
Ping Polar – Delay line is phase-flipped on one half.
Ping Power – Tactlessly abrasive sonic rebellion via power amp without a cab which is then downsampled.
Ping Shard – Enhanced with eroded resonant reverb.
Ping Swirl – Modified by auto-panning, chorus, frequency modulation and flanging.
Ping Tube – Fed through a vacuum tube preamp emulation followed by a cylindrical tube shaped surface emulation.