The Delay Dude Clutch Momentary Bypass Looper

Clutch 5Delay pedals are an absolutely great invention and in essence I wish to never turn them off.
But sometimes you can emphasize the delay effect by a calculated activating and deactivating.
The only annoying fact about delay pedals that lack a trails function, is, that they fall silent in the moment they are switched off.
This is where the Delay Dude Clutch Momentary Bypass Looper will help restore the affection felt for the gorgeous delay pedals without a trails function. Continue reading “The Delay Dude Clutch Momentary Bypass Looper”

Midi- a musicians boon and bane

Tips & tricksMidi is a way to make instruments communicate with each other and has been developed in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, there is no midi standard yet, which sometimes causes a lot of problems. Continue reading “Midi- a musicians boon and bane”

An overdrive pedal after a delay

Tips & tricksCommonly, you arrange the pedals in a way that the guitar signal first passes the overdrive pedal and is then send to modulation effects like delays or reverb pedals.
But in my honest opinion, it is worth it to change this accustomed layout. Continue reading “An overdrive pedal after a delay”

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”

Stacking delays

Tips & tricksStacking booster or overdrives pedals is pretty common.
But it can also be worth it to stack delay pedals. Stacking can be used in different ways to create special rhythmical delays or to produce ambient sounds. Continue reading “Stacking delays”

Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Ask the DudeThe Strymon El Capistan is one of the best digital tape echo emulations.
Nevertheless, some miss the warm character of an analog device and consider that the sound of the Strymon El Capistan is somehow sterile. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”

EHX Deluxe Memory Man – Time increase modification

Tips & tricksFollowing the promise of the manufacturer the Deluxe Memory Man provides a maximum delay time of 550 ms.
But in spite of all promises made by advertisement the truth mostly is a different one. Continue reading “EHX Deluxe Memory Man – Time increase modification”

Is there a delay sounding like the Deluxe Memory Man? Part2

Ask the DudeThe Big Box Deluxe Memory Man is by far one of the best delays that have ever been invented.
But the size of the enclosure is tremendous.

But is there a delay that sounds like the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man? Continue reading “Is there a delay sounding like the Deluxe Memory Man? Part2”

Are there analog delays without white noise?

Ask the DudeBesides spectacular delays every analog delay produces white noise.
Generally, one can say that the proportion of white noise increases in dependency of the delay time.
To some this unintended noise represent an important part of an analog character, others prefer digital delays to produce a signal that is more clear. Continue reading “Are there analog delays without white noise?”

Tips & Tricks: EQing Delay Pedals

Tips & tricksOverdrive pedals mostly provide a tone control to adapt the frequencies of the distortion to the amp and the guitar.
Unfortunately, many delays lack this feature or you will at best get a low pass or low cut filter.
Although for delays in particular, it is important to fit into the mix quite well. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: EQing Delay Pedals”

Which pedal should I get: DOD Rubberneck vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?

The DOD Rubberneck and the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe are two terrific analog delays with numerous features which have been put on the market recently. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get: DOD Rubberneck vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?”

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: How to synchronize several delay pedals without midi

Tips & tricksFrequently it is desirable to adjust the speed of your delay exactly to the tempo of a song.
While rack effects use midi for that, the more compact delay pedals do have tap tempo but they mostly lack a midi input.
For those delays there are some interesting devices that make a synchronization possible anyhow. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to synchronize several delay pedals without midi”

The first tape delay emulations

Digital DelayFor a long time, the sound of a good tape delay is considered as the ideal delay for guitarists.
On the one hand the sound of a tape delay mostly is more warm and full than the sound of a digital delay on the other hand the tape delay sounds not as dull or wooly like an analog delay sometimes does. Continue reading “The first tape delay emulations”

Delay Dude on YouTube

NewsFrom now on you can find all videos of the Delay Dude on youtube.com/delaydude.

Besides overdrive- and compressor- shootouts, videos with DIY instructions and modifications you will encounter comparisons of numerous analog and digital delays by various manufacturers like Electro Harmonix, Chase Bliss Audio, Fulltone or Strymon.

Every Wednesday a new video will be released. Just have a look and subscribe.