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”

Electro Harmonix Memory Toy

Memory toyThe Electro Harmonix Memory Toy is one of the few pedalboard-friendly analog delays of the Memory-series.
The propitious basis version comes around without any frills. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Toy”

Midi for pedalboards: Is it only bling-bling or does it make sense?

Tips & tricksTo many guitarists, midi is still a mystery. Although midi is nothing new. Initially, it has been used mostly by keyboarders. Maybe this is the reason why so many guitarists refuse to use midi as well. But besides some disadvantages, even guitarists can benefit from midi. Continue reading “Midi for pedalboards: Is it only bling-bling or does it make sense?”

Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai

memory man hazaraiThe Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai is much more than a delay pedal.
The rather less pedalboard friendly digital delay provides up to 3 seconds of maximum delay time. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai”

Eventide ROSE vs. Ibanez DE7

This is a comparison of the Eventide ROSE with the Ibanez DE7.
Both of these digital delays are using an analog filter.
Check out some of their sonic possibilities at different setting, for slapback delays and in the mix.

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7 questions to Christos Ntaifotis (Crazy Tube Circuits)

7 questions toThe Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia was one of the most unexpected delays I learned to know in 2019. This is why I think, we all should learn a bit more about the man behind the great pedals from Greek. Continue reading “7 questions to Christos Ntaifotis (Crazy Tube Circuits)”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT

electro-harmonix-deluxe-memory-man-1100-ttAs we know the Electro Harmonix pedals, the Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT also needs a lot of space on the pedalboard. But it is worth it. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT”

Tips & Tricks: Songwriting Rig

Tips & tricksFor songwriting, as well as for practicing, every source of inspiration is important. I already wrote about a songwriting pedalboard, and in this second part I would like to add some ideas that might promote creativity. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Songwriting Rig”

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.

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Pedalboard from A to Z – interesting websites about how to plan a pedalboard

Tips & tricksIt sounds so easy: choose the right pedals, put them on a board, add some cables and a power supply and then, go for it. But for there are many sources of error lying in wait, thus I would like to present some websites that will simplify a guitarists life. Continue reading “Pedalboard from A to Z – interesting websites about how to plan a pedalboard”

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”

7 questions to Brian Wampler

7 questions toThis time, Brian Wampler was so kind to answer to the 7 questions of the DelayDude. Find out more about the man behind the brilliant Wampler Pedals and what the decision between ketchup and mustard has to do with guitar effect pedals. Continue reading “7 questions to Brian Wampler”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

electro-harmonix-deluxe-memory-boyLike its great idol, the Deluxe Memory Man, the size of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy is also rather less pedalboard friendly.But, the analog delay with a maximum delay time of 700 ms offers numerous features in on XO- enclosure. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy”

Review: Eventide Rose – Part 2

Eventide RoseThe Eventide Rose is a digital delay with some special features.

This second part of the two-part review is about concrete functions like reverse and midi. And, of course, you will get my conclusion about this delightful delay pedal. Continue reading “Review: Eventide Rose – Part 2”

Review: Eventide Rose – Part 1

Eventide Rose The Eventide Rose is a digital delay with some special features.
This first part of the two-part review is about the construction, the sound and the modulation of this delightful delay pedal. Continue reading “Review: Eventide Rose – Part 1”