Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

EchotopiaThe Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia is a digital tape echo emulation and for its size not even pedalboard-friendly. But regarding the dimensions of a Roland Space Echo, the space requirement is definitively justified. Continue reading “Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia”

Ambient Pedalboard- Chase Bliss Audio Thermae inSync with the SDRUM feat. Count to Five

This is a video about the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae. For this pedal is too complex to do a simple demo video, I decided to present the Thermae (as a darker vintage style analog delay with modulation) inSync in the context of a whole song.
The Thermae is accompanied by the Montreal Assembly Count to Five, the Cooper FX Generation Loss, the Origin Effects Cali 76 as well as by the Source Audio Ventris. All bass parts are created via the Electro Harmonix POG2.
Looped with the DigiTech JamMan SoloXT.
By using the DelayDude Midi Sync Cable, the JamMan SoloXT as well as the delay speed are send via the DigiTech SDRUM (master clock).

So, relax and enjoy the sound!

In part 2 you will learn more about the pitch shifting function of the Thermae.
Therefore, stay tuned and inSync!

Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon

Ask the DudeRecently, a YouTube subscriber directed the following questions concerning different reverb and delay effects to me and I thought, that the answers might be interesting for other guitarists too. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon”

Earthquaker Devices Ghost Disaster

Earthquaker Devices Ghost DisasterFor its size, the Earthquaker Devices Ghost Disaster is a less pedalboard friendly digital delay.
Actually, this combination of the Disaster Transport Jr. and the Ghost Echo is a hybrid pedal which can be used as a delay, a reverb or both in series. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Ghost Disaster”

Eventide H9 Harmonizer vs. Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

This is a stereo comparison of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia with the Eventide H9 Harmonizer.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Timmy V3 Anniversary Overdrive Pedal

TimmyPaul Cochrane is not even an unknown quantity in the world of effect pedals: He is the inventor of the “transparent overdrive”. First, he created the Tim. The more compact version, named Timmy is now celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Continue reading “Timmy V3 Anniversary Overdrive Pedal”

DigiTech DigiDelay

DigidelayThe DigiTech DigiDelay is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay that provides several features in an optically not really attractive enclose. Besides tap tempo and modulation, the 9V stereo pedal offers a maximum delay time of 4 seconds. Continue reading “DigiTech DigiDelay”

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

This is a comparison of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

For a better comparability, I maxed the mood pot of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia because the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo provides a very bright sound.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase, AB bypass switch.

7 questions to Joel Korte (Chase Bliss Audio)

7 questions toToday, I am proud to present the “7 questions to…” with the man who gives an analog heart to each of his brilliant digital pedals.
Learn more about Joel Korte, the man behind Chase Bliss Audio. Continue reading “7 questions to Joel Korte (Chase Bliss Audio)”

Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master

Dispatch-MasterFor all the guitarists who did not get the limited Ghost Disaster of 2010, the Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master is a worthy and pedalboard-friendly replacement. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master”

Walrus Audio ARP-87 vs. DOD Rubberneck – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the DOD Rubberneck.
For the DOD Rubberneck is an analog delay pedal, I only use the analog mode of the Walrus Audio ARP-87. Besides, I also present modulation and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?

Ask the DudeRecently, I found the following request in my mailbox:

I think, I actually would need a Binson Echorec, but they are in fact beyond price. I love the flutter echo mash, that the Echorec is able to create.
In the meantime, I think, that an analog delay is able to produce every sound, I long for. Digital delays with analog emulation do not sound that nice to me. But at the same time, I don’t want to get into dept.
Could you tell me, if the Ibanez Echo Shifter might be a suitable pedal for me? Especially in contrast to the Ibanez analog delay, AD9, mini or even the EHX Memory Toy?
I have already tried to many sappy pedals. Right now, I do (still!) use the Hardwire DL8. But in my opinion, it is too cold and inorganic.” Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?”

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR

Disaster Transport SRWith the Disaster Transport SR Advanced Modulated Delay & Reverb Machine the guy of Earthquaker Devices went a great step further. They combined the Disaster Transport Jr with the Ghost Disaster, a digital delay that has been in stock for a short time around 2010. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR”

Maxon AD-900 vs. Walrus Audio ARP-87 – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the Maxon AD-900.
For the Maxon AD-900 is an analog delay pedal, I only use the analog mode of the Walrus Audio ARP-87. Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”