The Boss DD-7 digital delay is quite unpretentious, like the Boss DD-6. Continue reading “Boss DD-7 Digital Delay”
Analog delay pedals are not all equal. By now, there are so many different pedals that you cannot speak of THE analog delay sound anymore. Continue reading “Analog delay sound”
The Boss DD-6 is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay without any embellishments. Continue reading “Boss DD-6 Digital Delay”
Some combinations of effect pedals are awkward – similar to human relationships: some won’t get along well with one another. Continue reading “How to combine effect pedals – not every combination works fine”
The Boss DD-5 Digital Delay is as pedalboard-friendly as many Boss pedals are used to be. Continue reading “Boss DD-5 Digital Delay”
The dark sound is a very famous aspect of analog delays. Because of their design, analog delays cut the treble to minimize besides noise. As a result, they sound very warm and rich and, on top, they go well together with overdrive effects. Continue reading “Dark Delays”
The Boss DD-3 is a pedalboard friendly standard delay. It comes along without any frills like tap tempo, tape emulation, modulation, true bypass or midi. Continue reading “Boss DD-3 Digital Delay”
Although the Boss DD-2 does not show off with an extraordinary equipment, this delay pedal is definitively cult (8 of 10 points on my cult factor scale). Continue reading “Boss DD-2 digital delay”
The AnalogMan ARDX20 is a delay pedal with a completely analog circuit.
Because of its size it is rather less pedalboard-friendly, but especially accompanied by the AMAZEo it becomes an excellent delay pedal. Continue reading “AnalogMan ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay”
Delay 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”
The 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”
Following 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”
Besides 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?”
Overdrive 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”
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?”