AnalogMan ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay

ARDX20The 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”

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”

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”

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?”

Effect History: Multi Digital Delays (Part 2)

Effect PedalThe next generation

The first part of this series was about the Boss DD-20 and the Line6 DL4.
Both pedals have been the standard for a long time and still they are pretty popular.
But they have been replaced by technically extensive pedals of the next generation. Continue reading “Effect History: Multi Digital Delays (Part 2)”

Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)

Effect PedalAlmost 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)”

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”

Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance

A real tape echo provides an extraordinary sound and is a worthwhile investment for your guitar sound. Unfortunately the maintenance of a tape echo is not as simple as the care of a digital or analog delay pedal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance”

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”