Review: Erica Synths – Zen Delay Part II

Zen delayActually, Erica Synths are famous for modular synthesizers. But the Zen Delay is a delay pedal that could be really interesting for guitarists.

I got the chance for an extensive testing and here, I would like to present the second of two parts of the review. Continue reading “Review: Erica Synths – Zen Delay Part II”

Erica Synths Zen Delay with a guitar

This is a demo of the Erica Synths Zen Delay.
Initially, it has been designed for synthesizer players. But it is absolutely recommendable for guitarists.
Learn more about the extensive functions, filters and the different modes of this awesome pedal.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase, Evidence Audio SIS Cables.

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Review: Erica Synths – Zen Delay Part I

Zen delayActually, Erica Synths are famous for modular synthesizers. But the Zen Delay is a delay pedal that could be really interesting for guitarists.

I got the chance for an extensive testing and here, I would like to present the first of two parts of the review. Continue reading “Review: Erica Synths – Zen Delay Part I”

AnalogMan ARDX20 vs. DOD Rubberneck – Analog delay comparison

This is a comparison of the AnalogMan ARDX20 with the DOD Rubberneck.
These both analog delays create a rather dark sound. Each of them provides modulation and – if you also use the Amazeo for the ARDX20- also tap tempo.
Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

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Maxon AD 9 Pro

Maxon ad 9 proLike its predecessor, the Ibanez AD 9, the Maxon AD 9 Pro is also a pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Continue reading “Maxon AD 9 Pro”

Tape Emulation, analog and digital delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (Paul Cochrane Timmy)?

This is a comparison of three different types of delays all accompanied by the Timmy.
For this demo I used a classic analog delay (Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man), a tape echo emulation (Strymon Volante) and a digital delay (Empress Echosystem).
The Paul Cochrane Timmy is probably the best choice, if you are looking for a transparent overdrive. so, go ahead and find out, how it affects every single type of delay depending on the respective kind of playing (like dynamic playing, modulation, in the mix).
If you are looking for a sonic sneak peak, check out 1:22.

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MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe vs. AnalogMan ARDX20 – Analog delay comparison

This is a comparison of the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe with the AnalogMan ARDX20.
These both analog delays create a rather dark sound. By using the Amazeo, the ARDX20 provides tap tempo like the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. Find out more about the sound of different delay times, the modulation sound and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

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Analog, digital and tape delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (AnalogMan King of Tone)?

This is a comparison of three different types of delays all accompanied by the AnalogMan King of Tone.
For this demo I used a dark analog delay (DOD Rubberneck), a digital delay (Strymon DIG) and a tape delay(Fulltone Tube Tape Echo).
The first 25 seconds you can hear a sneak peak of each type of delay accompanied by the King of Tone.
Learn more about the how the King of Tone affects every single type of delay depending on the respective kind of playing (palm mutes, modulation, in the mix).

0:07 AnalogMan King of Tone solo
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Electro Harmonix Memory Boy

ElectroHarmonix_MemoryBoyThe Electro Harmonix Memory Boy is quite a bit more pedalboard friendly than the Deluxe-version. Based on the Memory Man, the Memory Boy is additionally equipped with modulation. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Boy”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

electro-harmonix-deluxe-memory-boyLike its great idol, the Deluxe Memory Man, the size of the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy is also rather less pedalboard friendly.But, the analog delay with a maximum delay time of 700 ms offers numerous features in on XO- enclosure. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy”

Review: Wampler Faux Tape Echo

Wampler Faux Tape EchoAlready, there are 3 versions of the Wampler Faux Tape Echo with the purple sparkling enclosure.
While the third version allows to adjust the subdivisions, the version 1.2, that will be presented in this review, provides the possibility to deactivate the modulation.
The first version came along without tap tempo, but it offered modulation with envelope – thus, the intensity has been controlled via the string attack. Continue reading “Review: Wampler Faux Tape Echo”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Deluxe Memory ManMy absolute favorite one! The Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is a brilliant, rather less pedalboard-friendly analog delay that, in my opinion, deserves every centimeter on the pedalboard. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

Walrus Audio ARP-87 vs. DOD Rubberneck – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the DOD Rubberneck.
For the DOD Rubberneck is an analog delay pedal, I only use the analog mode of the Walrus Audio ARP-87. Besides, I also present modulation and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

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

Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?

Ask the DudeRecently, I found the following request in my mailbox:

I think, I actually would need a Binson Echorec, but they are in fact beyond price. I love the flutter echo mash, that the Echorec is able to create.
In the meantime, I think, that an analog delay is able to produce every sound, I long for. Digital delays with analog emulation do not sound that nice to me. But at the same time, I don’t want to get into dept.
Could you tell me, if the Ibanez Echo Shifter might be a suitable pedal for me? Especially in contrast to the Ibanez analog delay, AD9, mini or even the EHX Memory Toy?
I have already tried to many sappy pedals. Right now, I do (still!) use the Hardwire DL8. But in my opinion, it is too cold and inorganic.” Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?”