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.

0:04 EXH Deluxe Memory Man with Timmy Continue reading “Tape Emulation, analog and digital delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (Paul Cochrane Timmy)?”

Analog, digital and tape delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (AnalogMan King of Tone)?

This is a comparison of three different types of delays all accompanied by the AnalogMan King of Tone.
For this demo I used a dark analog delay (DOD Rubberneck), a digital delay (Strymon DIG) and a tape delay(Fulltone Tube Tape Echo).
The first 25 seconds you can hear a sneak peak of each type of delay accompanied by the King of Tone.
Learn more about the how the King of Tone affects every single type of delay depending on the respective kind of playing (palm mutes, modulation, in the mix).

0:07 AnalogMan King of Tone solo
0:10 sneak peak DOD Rubberneck + King of Tone Continue reading “Analog, digital and tape delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (AnalogMan King of Tone)?”

Strymon Volante vs. Catalinbread Echorec

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Catalinbread Echorec.
Both delay pedals emulate the sound of the legendary Binson Echorec- a magnetic drum delay. Concerning the categorization of delay pedals, guitarists mostly refer to analog delays, tape delays and digital delay pedals. But this true classic is often overlooked because it is pretty rare and only available in used condition.

0:52 darker setting Continue reading “Strymon Volante vs. Catalinbread Echorec”

Tips & Tricks: Truetone CS7

Tips & tricksWhile, some time ago, multi power supplies mostly were transformer based, Truetone uses digital technology for their multi power supplies. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Truetone CS7”

Strymon delay comparison: Volante vs. El Capistan

This is a comparison of the brilliant Strymon delays.
Find out more about the sound of a new tape emulation, a dark, old and wobbling tape, a multi head disc style stetting and how the Volante and the El Capistan might sound in the mix.

0:09 new tape Continue reading “Strymon delay comparison: Volante vs. El Capistan”

Strymon Iridium

NewsAlmost surprisingly, Strymon put the Iridium – an amp and IR cab simulator – on the market.
The Iridium emulates three classical amplifiers: The options called round, chime and punch are no less than the sounds of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, the Vox AC30 and a Marshall Plexi. Continue reading “Strymon Iridium”

DigiTech SDRUM midi sync with the Strymon Volante and Korg Volcas

This is a video about how to use the DelayDude Midi Sync Cables for a midi sync rig with the DigiTech SDRUM, the Strymon Volante, Korg Volca Keys and the Korg Volca FM. The bpm of the Strymon Volante have been synced with the SDRUM via midi. The Korg Volcas start and stop in sync and the speed is also synchronized with the SDRUM.

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

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!

0:11 drum/Echorec Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Strymon Volante”

Strymon Volante Stereo Image

Tips & tricksAs you know, the Strymon Volante is a stereo pedal and the all playback heads can be arranged freely in the stereo image.
Actually, I have read several times now, that many guitarists like the stereo panorama of the multi head function, but the sound of the single head mode seems pretty one-dimensional compared to other pedals.
In my opinion, there is a simple trick to solve this problem: Continue reading “Strymon Volante Stereo Image”

Strymon Volante vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Source Audio Nemesis.
Find out more about delay types like tape, noise tape/tape half speed, rhythmic/drum and how both of these great delays sound in the mix.

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

Ask the Dude: Modulation effects – analog dry through yes or no?

Ask the DudeQuestion to the Dude:

“I decided to spend a bit more money for a pedalboard and to buy a Gigrig G2 and, beside others, a Strymon Timeline. I am almost sure, that the analog dry through function makes a decisive difference regarding the dry signal.
Here is my question: Is it true, that modulation effects can not really deal with analog dry through and phasing problems may occur? Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Modulation effects – analog dry through yes or no?”

Strymon Volante – my favorite 7 settings

This is a video about the marvellous Strymon Volante.
For the Volante 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.

0:08 dark bouncing drum
0:47 bright slapback tape
1:17 wobbling drum
1:57 floating studio
2:23 percussive drum
2:55 worn-out drum
3:32 crisp drum

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

Click here for a detailed review of the Volante.

Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon

Ask the DudeRecently, a YouTube subscriber directed the following questions concerning different reverb and delay effects to me and I thought, that the answers might be interesting for other guitarists too. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Strymon Volante vs. Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

This is a stereo comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.
Find out more about marvellous sound options of these two vintage style tape echo emulation pedals.

Please use your headphones!