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.

Which Pedal should I get ? Memory Lane 2 vs. ARDX20

The Diamond Memory Lane 2 or the AnalogMan ARDX20?

Which pedal you should get depending on the sound you long for. Continue reading “Which Pedal should I get ? Memory Lane 2 vs. ARDX20”

Tonal Recall RKM (analog delay) vs. digital delay (PT 2399 based analog voiced)

This is a comparison of an analog voiced, PT 2399 based digital delay and an analog delay (Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM).

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

For further information about the “delay(ed)”- delay don’t hesitate to ask the Dude ( delaydude@delaydude.de).

Types of Delays

Delays enrich the guitar-signal and create a vivid sound. There are numerous songs that get their very own character through the sound of a delay (f. e. many songs of U2).

There are different types of delays; each of them has got its advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “Types of Delays”

Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM vs. Diamond Memory Lane 2

This is a comparison of the Diamond Memory Lane 2 with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (red knob mod).

Gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Princeton Reverb, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase. Continue reading “Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM vs. Diamond Memory Lane 2”

The 10 most exciting pages for guitarists

Ask the Dude

There are many good and informative pages for guitarists on the internet. I would like to present you a list of my favourite pages: Continue reading “The 10 most exciting pages for guitarists”

New Delays in 2017

2017 numerous new pedals were put on the market. Especially for delays it seems that the Golden age has come. There have been some interesting innovations for both, the analog (because of the reissue of the MN2005-chip) and the digital delays. Continue reading “New Delays in 2017”

Effect history (Part 5): Retro boom of the 90s

Effect Pedal In the 90s there was a recollection. Grunge killed the dreams of the hairspray-metal bands and thus, also of the effect-industry. For cost reasons and also as a commercially statement many guitarists bought second hand pedals and were satisfied with two or three of them. The previous polished sound became rougher. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 5): Retro boom of the 90s”