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”
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”
Almost every guitarist who is addicted to delays is always searching for the perfect delay sound. Uncountable analog and digital delays are jockeying for space on the pedalboard. Early 21st century numerous manufacturers recognized this dilemma and started to invent multi digital delays. Some of them I would like to present in a three-part series. Continue reading “Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)”
For 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”
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