Maxon AD-900 vs. Ibanez AD-80

This is a comparison of the Maxon AD-900 with the Ibanez AD-80.
These two analog classics are about the same age and sonically they are pretty close to each other. If you ever get the chance, to get one of them on the second hand market, got for it. Here you can find out, which one, you should get.

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Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals

This is a comparison of the the Valhalla delay VST with two analog delay pedals. For I wanted a darker delay sound without modulation and a brighter delay sound with modulation as a sonic reference, I choose the Maxon AD900 and Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man for this comparison.

0:10 Maxon AD900 vs. Valhalla delay past era setting Continue reading “Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals”

Maxon AD-900

Maxon AD900The Maxon AD-900 is definitively not a pedalboard-friendly delay. But this analog wonder does not need to be space-saving. It offers up to 600ms of maximum delay time. At the time of its construction, an absolutely phenomenal duration. Continue reading “Maxon AD-900”

Maxon/ Ibanez AD 999

Maxon AD 999Similar to the other Maxon AD-pedals, the AD 999 as well is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
The MC4107D bucket brigade ICs make the AD 999 sound a bit dirtier, less defined and a bit rougher than the AD 900. Continue reading “Maxon/ Ibanez AD 999”

AnalogMan ARDX20 vs. Maxon AD-900 – Analog delay comparison

This is a comparison of the AnalogMan ARDX20 with the Maxon AD-900.
These both analog delays create a rather dark sound. They are about the same size, but for the AnalogMan ARDX20 comes along with the Amazeo, it will need a bit more space on the pedalboard. Therefore, you will additionally get tap tempo and modulation.
Sonically both delay pedals are based on the Ibanez AD-9.
For the Maxon AD-9 does not provide modulation, I forego showing this feature of the AnalogMan ARDX20. Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

0:07 about 600ms delay time (max. delay time of the AD-900)
1:02 shorter delay time Continue reading “AnalogMan ARDX20 vs. Maxon AD-900 – Analog delay comparison”

Maxon/Ibanez AD 999 Pro

Maxon AD 999 ProThe 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”

Ibanez AD 99

Ibanez AD 99The Ibanez AD 99 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
To be strictly accurate, this mono- pedal is AD 9 in a bigger enclosure. Continue reading “Ibanez AD 99”

Maxon/Ibanez AD 900

Maxon AD900Because of its size, the Maxon AD 900 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
Sonically oriented to the AD 9 the sprit separates regarding the two possible chips that have been used for the circuit of the Maxon AD 900. Continue reading “Maxon/Ibanez AD 900”

Maxon AD 9 Pro

Maxon ad 9 proLike its predecessor, the Ibanez AD 9, the Maxon AD 9 Pro is also a pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Continue reading “Maxon AD 9 Pro”

Maxon AD-900 vs. Walrus Audio ARP-87 – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the Maxon AD-900.
For the Maxon AD-900 is an analog delay pedal, I only use the analog mode of the Walrus Audio ARP-87. Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe vs. Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay – Analog Delay Comparison

This is a Comparison of the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe with the Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay.

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

Maxon AD-900 vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo – delay comparison

This is a comparison of the Maxon AD-900 with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
The comparison of an analog delay with a tape echo might be a bit extraordinary – but these two classics can definitvely compete with each other.

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

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”

Maxon AD-900 vs. DMB Pedals Lunar Echo – Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the DMB Pedals Lunar Echo with the Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay.
The Lunar sounds warmer and percussive while the sound of the Maxon AD 900 is clearer and darker.

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