Ambient pedalboard setup

Ask the DudeSeveral times, people asked me, how to assemble the perfect ambient pedalboard.
For this reason, I would like to sketch my very personal design of my pedalboard for ambient and soundscaping sounds in this article. Continue reading “Ambient pedalboard setup”

Electro Harmonix Memory Toy

Memory toyThe Electro Harmonix Memory Toy is one of the few pedalboard-friendly analog delays of the Memory-series.
The propitious basis version comes around without any frills. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Toy”

Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai

memory man hazaraiThe Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai is much more than a delay pedal.
The rather less pedalboard friendly digital delay provides up to 3 seconds of maximum delay time. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT

electro-harmonix-deluxe-memory-man-1100-ttAs we know the Electro Harmonix pedals, the Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT also needs a lot of space on the pedalboard. But it is worth it. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

electro-harmonix-deluxe-memory-boyLike its great idol, the Deluxe Memory Man, the size of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy is also rather less pedalboard friendly.But, the analog delay with a maximum delay time of 700 ms offers numerous features in on XO- enclosure. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy”

Empress Echosystem vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy. The Echosystem provides a Deluxe Memory Boy algorithm, which I chose for the first three soundfiles in this video. Find out if the analog bucket brigade device algorithm with slightly increased saturation gets also close to the sound of the Deluxe Memory Boy.
For the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy is a mono pedal, I chose the single mode for the Echosystem.

0:11 vibrato/ DMB algorithm with vibrato Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy”

Ambient Pedalboard #3 THERMAE in sync with the SDRUM – LoFi

This is the third and last part of the video of creating anbient sounds with the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae.
In this video I used a POG2 to create a bass-like guitar sound, which than has been pitched one octave up by the Thermae.
Thereby you can create nice lofi sounds.

Everything in sync with the DelayDude Midi Sync Cable.

gear: Fender Stratocaster, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Cubase.

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Deluxe Memory ManMy absolute favorite one! The Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is a brilliant, rather less pedalboard-friendly analog delay that, in my opinion, deserves every centimeter on the pedalboard. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

+++ Guitars & amps Summer NAMM 2019 News +++

NewsCompared to the Winter NAMM most musicians perceive the Summer NAMM somehow inconspicuous. Nevertheless, some interesting innovations have been presented this summer.
Here, I would like to present a list of my highlights regarding the world of guitars and amps. Continue reading “+++ Guitars & amps Summer NAMM 2019 News +++”

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: 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?”

Reverse delays

Tips & tricksAlmost since musicians used tape recording, there are also reverse delays. Very early artists like the Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix experimented with this type of delay sounds. At those days, creating reverse delays was pretty complicated because the recording tapes had to be cut and played backwards. Continue reading “Reverse delays”

Boss DD-7 vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man – Delay Comparison

This is a Comparison of the Boss DD-7 with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man. At the end of the video I also demonstrate how either of them will sound in the mix.

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

+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 3+++

NewsThe rumor mill is churning….
Here I would like to present a collection of some interesting NAMM Show news. Continue reading “+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 3+++”

Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal vs. Electro Harmonix Superego

This is a comparison of the Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal with the Electro Harmonix Superego.
In the first part you will hear the wet signal only.
The last part offers sounds ot the respective special modes of both pedals (layers mode of the Plus Pedal/ Gliss effect of the Superego).

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