Malekko EKKO 616 MKII Dark

Malekko Ekko darkThe name reflects the aim: The Malekko EKKO 616 MKII Dark: this is the dark version of the Malekko EKKO 616 MKII. The pedalboard-friendly analog delay offers up to 650ms of maximum delay time and enables its user to choose between true bypass and buffer. Continue reading “Malekko EKKO 616 MKII Dark”

Effect pedals for recording

Tips & tricksToday, almost every musician records his/her music at home. Mostly via a soundcard directly into a DAW.
There, you will find numerous VST effects to create a sophisticated sound.
But many effect pedals as well are also suitable for recording. Continue reading “Effect pedals for recording”

Malekko Ekko 616/ Ekko 616 MKII

Malekko EkkoThe Malekko Ekko 616 as well as its improved version, the Ekko 616 MKII is a pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Continue reading “Malekko Ekko 616/ Ekko 616 MKII”

Neunaber Expanse as a delay

In this video, I used the Neunaber Expanse as a delay.
Most people use it as a reverb effect, but through the Neunaber App you can also download several delay algorithms. The additional EXP Controller allows to choose between up to four different presets.
For it is stereo, please use your headphones!

 

0:08 echelon scatter Continue reading “Neunaber Expanse as a delay”

Korg SDD-3000 Pedal

Korg SDD 3000 PedalA long time ago, there was the Korg SDD-3000 rack delay with its legendary sound.
Some years ago, the also less pedalboard-friendly version of this classic has been put on the market. Continue reading “Korg SDD-3000 Pedal”

Lovepedal Hermida EPH-3

lovepedal hermida eph-3The Lovepedal Hermida EPH-3 is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay.
Inicially, the tape echo emulation has been produced by Hermida. Some time ago, Lovepedal aquired Hermida. Continue reading “Lovepedal Hermida EPH-3”

7 questions to Yoshi Ikegami (Boss)

7 questions toI guess, there is no guitarist/ bass player in the world, who doesn’t own at least one BOSS pedal. And the effects that are produced under the leadership of the company’s president, Yoshi Ikegami, accompany me since my first days as a guitarist.
Therefore, it is a special honor for me that he took the time to answer to the 7 questions of the Delay Dude. Continue reading “7 questions to Yoshi Ikegami (Boss)”

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”

Erica Synths Zen Delay vs. DOD Rubberneck

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Erica Synths Zen Delay
For both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.
The Zen Delay does not provide an analog mode. Via the filter settings, I formed an analog-like sound in the digital delay mode. And the Rubberneck is, what it is: a great dark and gritty analog delay.

0:09 band pass filter (Zen Delay)
tone at noon (Rubberneck) Continue reading “Erica Synths Zen Delay vs. DOD Rubberneck”

Ibanez DL 10

Ibanez DL 10The Ibanez DL 10 is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay/reverb from the 80s.
Accordingly, the sound of the up to 400ms maximum delay time reminds definitively of this period. Continue reading “Ibanez DL 10”

7 questions to Dave Fruehling (Strymon)

7 questions toI love Strymon effects and the Strymon Volante is one of my favorite delay pedals.
Therefore, I am proud to present this interview with Dave Fruehling, Co-Founder of Strymon. Continue reading “7 questions to Dave Fruehling (Strymon)”

Ibanez DDL Series

ibanez-ddl-digital-delayAll three versions of the Ibanez DDL Series are pedalboard-friendly digital delays.
Some guitarists swear by the DDL which have been produced only for about one year (1985). Continue reading “Ibanez DDL Series”

SMD vs. THT parts

Ask the DudeToday, more and more circuit boards are assembled with cost-effective SMD parts.
But what are the advantages and the disadvantages of SMD technology?
Why does it make sense to use in some cases THT technology?
And what do the acronyms SMD and THT actually stand for? Continue reading “SMD vs. THT parts”