Which delay for the dottet delays of U2?

Ask the DudeA reader’s question to the Dude:

I am looking for a percussive delay with trails option, for I really like dotted delays of U2 and likewise.  Should be analog.
Supa Puss, Memory Man or the Chase Bliss Tonal Recall?  Or something completely different?” Continue reading “Which delay for the dottet delays of U2?”

Budget Delays Teil II

Frag den DudeDie Auswahl an guten Delays ist riesig und für jeden Geldbeutel ist etwas passendes dabei. Auch im Budget Bereich findet man viele gute Delays, sowohl analoge, Tape Emulationen und digital Delays.
In dieser dreiteiligen Serie möchte ich aus allen drei Bereichen einige Vertreter vorstellen, die es derzeit für sehr schmales Geld auf dem Markt gibt. Continue reading “Budget Delays Teil II”

Exciting news for all delay freaks:

NewsOnce upon a time – before Corona – the Summer NAMM 2020 was supposed to take place these days. But although the fair has been cancelled, there are some interesting news for all delay freaks. Continue reading “Exciting news for all delay freaks:”

Budget Delays Part I

Ask the DudeThere is an enormous number of nice delay pedals and there is one within everyone’s price range.
Regarding the budget area, you will also find a lot of good delay pedals, analog ones as well as tape emulations and digital delays.

In this three-part series, I would like to present some delays of all three sections that are available for ridiculous prices. Continue reading “Budget Delays Part I”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. DOD Rubberneck

This is a comparison of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with the DOD Rubberneck.
Find out mor about the sonic possibilities like brighter and darker repeats, modulation and the sound of these two analog delays in the mix.

Adjustments for the Rubberneck
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YouTube recommendation: “fuzz the sound that revolutionized the world”

NewsBecause of Corona we all spend much time at home. Time, that can be used quite profitably by learning something new. For all those, who would like to learn everything about the history of fuzz effects, I would like to recommend the documentary „fuzz the sound that revolutionized the world“. Continue reading “YouTube recommendation: “fuzz the sound that revolutionized the world””

Sound like: Balthazar

Sound likeTo me, Balthazar have been one of the major discoveries for the past years. First, I joined one of their concerts as a supporting- act of the Editors and I must confess: I was totally amazed.
The sound as well as the style of this band is unique and hard to describe – therefore, just click here and listen.
In this article, I would like to present the bands’ equipment which is so decisive for their sound. Continue reading “Sound like: Balthazar”

Tape Emulation, analog and digital delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (Paul Cochrane Timmy)?

This is a comparison of three different types of delays all accompanied by the Timmy.
For this demo I used a classic analog delay (Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man), a tape echo emulation (Strymon Volante) and a digital delay (Empress Echosystem).
The Paul Cochrane Timmy is probably the best choice, if you are looking for a transparent overdrive. so, go ahead and find out, how it affects every single type of delay depending on the respective kind of playing (like dynamic playing, modulation, in the mix).
If you are looking for a sonic sneak peak, check out 1:22.

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Effect pedals for bass players – part 2

Tips & tricksThe majority of effect pedals are made for guitarists and therefore, many bass players fear the contact with the small (and sometimes big) devices that can add a special character to the sound.
In the first part of this two-part series, I already presented some effect categories, every bass player can use without taking any risks. In this second part, we will have a closer look on effects, that require a bit more sensitivity.
So, boys and girls behind the fat strings: go for it! Continue reading “Effect pedals for bass players – part 2”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man double feature – MN3005 vs. MN3008

This is a comparison of an Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with a Panasonic MN3008 chip with another big box version with a Panasonic MN3005.
Find out the differences between these two legends (if there are any?).
Maybe you will find sonic differences while I present different settings with vibrato, chorus, varying delay times and modulation speeds and the sound of both in the mix. Furthermore, the fans of oscillation will find their very special comparison at the end of this video.

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Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550

deluxe memory man tt 550Compared to the legendary original, the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550 promises an extended maximum delay time. Like its idol, this analog delay is also rather less pedalboard-friendly. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550”

Electro Harmonix Memory Boy

ElectroHarmonix_MemoryBoyThe Electro Harmonix Memory Boy is quite a bit more pedalboard friendly than the Deluxe-version. Based on the Memory Man, the Memory Boy is additionally equipped with modulation. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Boy”

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”