Eventide Hamardillo – Harmonic Tremolo Algorithm

HarmadilloJust in time for the Summer NAMM 2019 Eventide launches the 51th algorithm. Namely, it is the Harmadillo, a harmonic tremolo algorithm that so many guitarists have already eagerly expected. Continue reading “Eventide Hamardillo – Harmonic Tremolo Algorithm”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteThe Italian as well as the Spanish word “Volante“ means wheel or travelling/flying.
I think, it refers to the magnetic disc of a Binson Echorec, for the Strymon Volante emulates its sounds (as well as further tape echo sounds) in a very special way. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

DMB Pedals Lunar

LunarThe DMB Pedals Lunar is a moderate pedalboard-friendly analog delay with a design that is in colour pretty uncommon. Continue reading “DMB Pedals Lunar”

SUPERBOOTH 2019

Here are some impressions from the SUPERBOOTH 2019 in Berlin.

Diamond Memory Lane 2

memory lane2Like its predecessor, the Diamond Memory Lane 2 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay pedal.
The 550ms of maximum delay time are, accordingly to the Memory Lane, refined by the legendary Panasonic MN 3005 chip. Continue reading “Diamond Memory Lane 2”

Tips & Tricks: Wireless?

Tips & tricksEven on small stages it is pretty comfortable, not to get entangled in guitar cables and to avoid the knotting of the cables of all band members.
The alternative to the usual stereo cables is a wireless sound system.
But is this kind of signal transmission suitable for every guitarist?
And, are there any disadvantages? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Wireless?”

Synthesizer – more than 80s sounds

moog-minitaur„Synthesizer“ – this word and everything associated with it give shivers of horror to many guitarists and bass players. Instantly, the horrible sounds of the 80s come to one’s mind and the keyboarders actually have never been the popular members of a band. Continue reading “Synthesizer – more than 80s sounds”

Multi Overdrive Part 1

In the first part of this article, I would like to engage with multi overdrive pedals in general.
In the second and third part I would like to introduce some interesting analog multi overdrive pedals in detail. And the third part will be dedicated to digital multi overdrive pedals. Continue reading “Multi Overdrive Part 1”

Tips & Tricks: The best power supply

Tips & tricksThe majority of pedals run on 9V and many of them can be used with a 9V battery.
But insatiable digital effects suck out the batteries at top speed or it is impossible to run them on battery.
This is when the question arises, which power supply is the most suitable one. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: The best power supply”

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?”

Analog pedals vs. digital emulations

Ask the DudeFrequently the question arises which kind of pedal to chose: an analog one or a digital emulation?

It almost seems to be an article of faith and this is why I would like to illuminate this controversal issue. Continue reading “Analog pedals vs. digital emulations”