News + + + SUPERBOOTH 2019 + + +

Superbooth 19From May 9th to May 11th the SUPERBOOTH is back in Berlin. The exhibition for electronic music offers various presentations and DIY workshops. Continue reading “News + + + SUPERBOOTH 2019 + + +”

Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (Red Knob Mod)

Tonal Recall RKMThe Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM is – as the name already suggests – quite similar to the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (Red Knob Mod)”

Chase Bliss Audio Thermae

ThermaeThe Chase Bliss Audio Thermae is a pedalboard-friendly 9V analog delay. Like all Chase Bliss Audio pedals, this stompbox also is constructed according to the motto “analog heart-digital brain”. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Thermae”

+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 4+++

NewsThe rumor mill is churning….
Here I would like to present the last part of a collection of some interesting NAMM Show news. Continue reading “+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 4+++”

Dark Delays

Supa pussThe dark sound is a very famous aspect of analog delays. Because of their design, analog delays cut the treble to minimize besides noise. As a result, they sound very warm and rich and, on top, they go well together with overdrive effects. Continue reading “Dark Delays”

Multi Overdrive Part 2

In the first part of this article, I dedicated myself to multi overdrive pedals in general.
In this part I would like to introduce some interesting analog multi overdrive pedals in detail. Continue reading “Multi Overdrive Part 2”

LoFi aka character sounds

LoFiWhile you are searching for the perfect sound, you will find uncountable possibilities.

But how does the perfect sound sound like? Continue reading “LoFi aka character sounds”

Midi- a musicians boon and bane

Tips & tricksMidi is a way to make instruments communicate with each other and has been developed in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, there is no midi standard yet, which sometimes causes a lot of problems. Continue reading “Midi- a musicians boon and bane”

Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode

Ask the DudeLately someone confronted me with the following question:

Recently, I bought a Strymon El Capistan and I really love it.
But there is one thing, that bothers me:How can I make the repeats of the Strymon El Capistan fade away after switching it off ? Continue reading “Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode”

Analog Pitch Shifter: Do I really need the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae or is there any other option?

Ask the DudeRecently, Chase Bliss Audio debuted the Thermae, an analog pitch shifting pedal.
This pedal is based on a delay. To every cunning guitarist, this fact poses the question, if it might be possible to create this kind of sounds with a normal delay pedal, too. Continue reading “Analog Pitch Shifter: Do I really need the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae or is there any other option?”

Chase Bliss Audio Analog Delay Pitch Shifting

This is a Video about how to create analog pitch shifting by using an analog delay (Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM) in combination with an analog expression/cv sequencer pedal (Electro Harmonix 8 Step).

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM.

Tremolo effects

Effect PedalTo modulate sound signals by rhythmical amplitude fluctuations was a technique that has already been used in the 1950s and became famous again through grunge music.
Besides the first DeArmond tremolo effect, about which I already wrote in this article, there are many other possibilities to produce a tremolo effect. Continue reading “Tremolo effects”

Flanger

Effect PedalAt the moment flanger pedals are rather unpopular- maybe because they have been used far too often in the 80s or maybe because of their distinctive sound.
But not all flange effects are equal and depending on the way of use a flange effect can sound quite interesting. Continue reading “Flanger”