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”

Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb vs. Lexicon PCM 81 (Stereo Comparison)

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb with the Lexicon PCM 81 Reverb Hall Rack Effect.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

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”

Digital Delay Blind Comparison: Ibanez DE7 vs. Akai Headrush

This is a blind comparison of the Ibanez DE7 with the Akai Headrush.

Solution: Continue reading “Digital Delay Blind Comparison: Ibanez DE7 vs. Akai Headrush”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Strymon El Capistan + Kingsley Page V2

This is a comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with a tape echo emulation (Strymon El Capistan) in combination with a tube preamp (Kingsley Page V2).

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

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”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Chase Bliss Audio Analog Delay Pitch Shifting

This is a Video about how to create analog pitch shifting by using an analog delay (Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM) in combination with an analog expression/cv sequencer pedal (Electro Harmonix 8 Step).

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Kingsley Page V2 featuring Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a demo how to use the Kingsley Page V2 with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

gear: Fender Jazzmaster (modern player), Kingsley Page V2, EHX Deluxe Memory Man, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. Ibanez DE-7

This is a comparison of the Ibanez DE-7 with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Line6 DL4

This is a blind comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the Line6 DL4.

 

Solution: Continue reading “Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Line6 DL4”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. Way Huge Echo Puss – Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Way Huge Echo Puss with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. Line 6 Echo Park – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Line 6 Echo Park with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a blind comparison of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

Solution: Continue reading “Delay Blind Comparison: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

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”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Strymon DIG – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Strymon DIG.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots

PotisLooking at the pedalboards of other guitarists, I frequently find the effect pedal pots at 12 o’clock position or even varying marginal from that standard position.
Although even overdrive pedals with only three knobs offer various options – if you are willing to use them. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots”