Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Empress Echosystem

This is a comparison of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the amazing Empress Echosystem.

0:11 bright setting /tape mode
0:45 dark setting / old tape
1:21 bright setting / Echoplex
2:09 in the mix / multi mode

gear: Fender Stratocaster,Evidence Audio SIS Cables, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

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”

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Empress Echosystem

This is a stereo comparison of the brilliant Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia with the amazing Empress Echosystem.Find out more about different settings and how both of them may sound in the mix.
Please, use your headphones!

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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.

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Empress Echosystem vs. Strymon Volante

This is a stereo comparison of the most versatile delays at the moment. Enjoy the comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Strymon Volante. Please use your headphones!

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Empress Echosystem vs. Eventide Rose

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Eventide Rose. For the Rose is a mono pedal, I chose the single mode for the Echosystem.
Find out more about different settings of these delay pedals and how both of them can sound in the mix.

gear: Fender Stratocaster,Evidence Audio SIS Cables, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

0:09 brightest setting / digital mode Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Eventide Rose”

Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 3

Empress EchosystemIn this last part of my Empress Echosystem review, I would like to present further sounds of this outstanding pedal. Continue reading “Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 3”

Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 2

Empress EchosystemIn this second part of the detailed Echosystem review, I would like to make you learn more about some of the marvelous sounds of this great delay pedal. Continue reading “Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 2”

Empress Echosystem – my favorite 7 settings

This is a stereo demo of the amazing Empress Echosystem.
Please, use your headphones!
For the Echosystem is an incredible extensive delay, I won’t even try to present all of its brilliant functions.
I only present my 7 favorite settings instead.

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Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 1

Empress Echosystem The Empress Echosystem is an extensive equipped delay (or rather two delay engines) in a compact enclosure. I think, that this pedal is able to create almost every kind of sound. Continue reading “Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 1”

Delay pedals for bass players?

Ask the DudeDelay pedals are a great invention and every guitarist should own at least one. But not only guitarist can benefit from the effects of a delay pedal. Bass players also can venture into a new realm by using a delay pedal. But there is one thing you should take into consideration. Continue reading “Delay pedals for bass players?”

SUPERBOOTH 2019

Here are some impressions from the SUPERBOOTH 2019 in Berlin.

SUPERBOOTH Berlin 2019

SuperboothThe number of patch cables was almost countless and the music to a large extend digital. But nevertheless, the SUPERBOOTH, which took place in Berlin for the fourth time, had to offer also interesting innovations for the guitar gear lovers. Continue reading “SUPERBOOTH Berlin 2019”

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”

Digital delays

In the 1980s, the first digital chips were used to produce delay pedals. The advantage was, that these racks and pedals were able to offer a longer delay time than the analog delays of those days and, at the same time, produced less hiss. Continue reading “Digital delays”