This is a video about a real time random sampling with the TC Electronic DITTO X4 and the Elektron Digitakt. The random reverse and pitch effects are triggered via midi by the Digitakt. Everything has been recorded via the Electron Digitakt into Ableton Live.
gear: Fender Telecaster, TC Electronic DITTO X4, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton Live
Today, more and more circuit boards are assembled with cost-effective SMD parts. But what are the advantages and the disadvantages of SMD technology? Why does it make sense to use in some cases THT technology? And what do the acronyms SMD and THT actually stand for? Continue reading “SMD vs. THT parts”
The Maxon AD 999 Pro is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Similar to the AD 9 Pro, the extended version of the AD 999 offers an additional tape echo multi head function. A toggle switch allows to choose between single head and dual head mode. Continue reading “Maxon/Ibanez AD 999 Pro”
This is a video about how to use the TC Electronic DITTO X4 as a delay effect by connecting it to the Elektron Digitakt. Check out how to create different delay times like quarters, eighths and half notes. I also present a tape reverse as well as a tape stop effect. If you are interested in a step-by-step instruction, please let me know.
This is a demo of the Erica Synths Zen Delay. Initially, it has been designed for synthesizer players. But it is absolutely recommendable for guitarists. Learn more about the extensive functions, filters and the different modes of this awesome pedal.
The Corona virus has a tight grip on the world. Therefore, it is understandable, but nevertheless, very sad, that events all over the world have to be cancelled. Same applies for the SUPERBOOTH. The next SUPERBOOTH will take place in May 2021. But at the same time, many manufacturers support musicians in using the social distancing to realize new and creative ideas. Continue reading “+++ News: Corona Virus in the world of music +++”
During the period from April 23 through April 25 it is again time for the SUPERBOOTH in Berlin if the circumstances regarding Corona permitt. At this legendary synthesizer exhibition, you will find numerous exhibitors presenting well-known and new friends, workshops and concerts. This year, there will also be new area, exclusively for DIY. On the outdoor area will be presentations and artistic installations. I am really looking forward to turn the pots and to dive into the world of synths. More than 260 exhibitors from all over the world will present their analog and digital devices from the field of music instruments, synthesizers, drum computers, software and effect pedals.
As mentioned above: if Corona allows us to visit the SUPERBOOTH 2020, click here to get your tickets. And, of course, there will also be the boat shuttle again. This time, accompanied by concerts and DJ sets.
For some time, the British band Amber is no longer an insider’s tip and songs like “I found” and “no answers” are definitively high-class tunes. But their pedalboards also offer some cuties that will make the hearts of guitarists beat faster. Continue reading “Sound like: Amber Run”
This is a comparison of the AnalogMan ARDX20 with the DOD Rubberneck. These both analog delays create a rather dark sound. Each of them provides modulation and – if you also use the Amazeo for the ARDX20- also tap tempo. Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.
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