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”

Ask the Dude: DelayDude Midi Sync Cable: My DITTO X4 is unable to synchronize with the SDRUM – What’s wrong?

Ask the DudeWe produce every DelayDude Midi Sync Cable by hand with a lot of care and every single item has been tested before it leaves our company.
If your cable nevertheless does not work as it is supposed to do, please check out the following sources of error. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: DelayDude Midi Sync Cable: My DITTO X4 is unable to synchronize with the SDRUM – What’s wrong?”

Which pedal should I get? Boss DD-7 vs. TC Electronic Flashback

If you are searching for a reasonably priced digital delay pedal, there is no way around the Boss DD-7 and the TC Electronic Flashback. But what features do these two pedals provide and which is appropriate for which propose? Continue reading “Which pedal should I get? Boss DD-7 vs. TC Electronic Flashback”

Boss DD-7 vs. TC Electronic Flashback – Digital Delay Comparison

This is a Comparison of the Boss DD-7 with the TC Electronic Flashback.
Besides the digital mode, I also present the analog emulation, modulation and the reverse mode of these two bugdet delay pedals. 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.

Big Pedalboard – All pedals midi sync

This is a video about how to use a huge pedalboard with all pedals midi sync. Besides the standard TRS cable I am using my self-designed DelayDude Midi Sync Cable. Check it out here.

The three controller pedals to control the DigiTech SDRUM, the Source Audio Nemesis and the DigiTech JamMan are also available in the DelayDude shop.

gear: Fender Jazzmaster with P90, Strymon Big Sky cab simulation direct into the soundcard rack preamp of the recording PC, Cubase.

Downsizing Part 2

PedalboardLarge pedalboards with uncountable pedals on them might weaken the signal or at least change the sound in a certain way. In this case, it is secondary whether you use true bypass pedals or buffered ones. Even the length of the cables on your pedalboard will influence the sound. Continue reading “Downsizing Part 2”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. TC Electronic Flashback – Delay comparison

This is a comparison of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with TC Electronic Flashback. Find out if the digital emulation sounds like the analog original.

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

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”

Multi Overdrive Part 2

In the first part of this article, I dedicated myself to multi overdrive pedals in general.
In this part I would like to introduce some interesting analog multi overdrive pedals in detail. Continue reading “Multi Overdrive Part 2”

Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode

Ask the DudeLately someone confronted me with the following question:

Recently, I bought a Strymon El Capistan and I really love it.
But there is one thing, that bothers me:How can I make the repeats of the Strymon El Capistan fade away after switching it off ? Continue reading “Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode”

Tips & Tricks: DigiTech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DITTO X4 Part 2

SDRUM DITTOBecause of numerous requests, I would like to illuminate some aspects concerning the synchronization of the SDRUM and the DITTO X4. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: DigiTech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DITTO X4 Part 2”

The sound of the TC Electronic 2290 in a stompbox?

TC Electronic 2290The TC Electronic 2290 might the most legendary digital delay ever.
You can find it in countless studios and racks.
But what is it that makes this device legendary? And are there adequate emulation pedals? Continue reading “The sound of the TC Electronic 2290 in a stompbox?”

Tips & Tricks: Digitech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DittoX4 Part 1

Because of many inquiries I would like to explain how to synchronize the DigiTech SDRUM with a TC Electronic Ditto X4. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Digitech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DittoX4 Part 1”

TC Electronic Hall Of Fame vs. Strymon Big Sky – Reverb Comparison

This is a reverb pedal comparison:  TC Electronic Hall Of Fame vs. Strymon Big Sky.

gear: Epiphone Riviera (with P94 Pickups), Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.