Mr. Black Vintage Chorus or TC Electronic Corona Mini?

A reader’s question to the Dude:

I use a Mr. Black Vintage Chorus Mini and it sounds superb.
I just notice a little latency, which might be just in my mind. But I asked Mr.
Black himself and he said it’s ‘fully 24-bit DSP’. So, it has no analog dry through.
Now I wonder if for example the TC Electronic Corona Mini, which has analog dry through, would be even better.
But on the other hand, the TC Electronic Corona Mini is unable to reach the sonic quality of the Vintage Chorus.
I’m just curious about what you think about this issue. Continue reading “Mr. Black Vintage Chorus or TC Electronic Corona Mini?”

Strymon Brigadier vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

This is a comparison of the Strymon Brigadier with the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. The MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe is by now a modern classic and besides the modulation, you can also choose between a dark and a bright setting.
Therefore, I decided to compare these two green digital delay pedals.

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Strymon Brigadier vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Strymon Brigadier with the Source Audio Nemesis. The Source Audio Nemesis is, as well as the Brigadier, able to emulate numerous analog delay sounds.
For it has about the same size, I decided to compare these two digital delays.

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Strymon Brigadier vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a comparison of the Strymon Brigadier with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.
The Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is one of the brightest analog delays with a maximum delay time of up to 550ms.
Therefore, I choose the medium setting of the Brigadier, which emulates an analog delay with two ICs. Additionally, I turned the tone pot a bit further to create a similar bright sound.

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Strymon Brigadier vs. Ibanez AD9 and Boss DM-2

This is a comparison of the Ibanez AD9 and the Boss DM-2 with the Strymon Brigadier.
The Ibanez AD9 and the Boss DM-2 are two of the first analog delays. They provide a maximum delay time of about 300ms and a unique kind of oscillation.
For this comparison, choose the short setting for the Brigadier, because, it emulates an analog delay with one IC. Thereby, the Brigadier gets close to the sound of the AD9 and the DM-2.

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Strymon Brigadier vs. DOD Rubberneck

This is a comparison of the Strymon Brigadier with the DOD Rubberneck.
I think, the DOD Rubberneck sets the standards regarding analog delay pedals. Therefore, I would like to find out if the Strymon Brigadier is able to emulate such analog sounds.
Besides the comparison of different settings, I also checked out how these two sound stacked.

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Strymon Brigadier

This is a demo about several sonic options of the Strymon Brigadier.
For a detailed review and further information about the different modes click here.

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Neunaber Expanse

Neunaber ExpanseThe Neunaber Expanse is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay that, in combination with the Expanse software sonically offers almost everything a delay-addicted can long for. Continue reading “Neunaber Expanse”

DOD Rubberneck vs. Way Huge Supa-Puss

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Way Huge Supa-Puss. Find out more about the sound of these analog delay pedals. Besides the default settings, I present the sound at a darker and grittier setting, vibrato and chorus effects and how they both might sound in the mix.

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Electro Harmonix Memory Toy

Memory toyThe Electro Harmonix Memory Toy is one of the few pedalboard-friendly analog delays of the Memory-series.
The propitious basis version comes around without any frills. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Toy”

7 questions to Christos Ntaifotis (Crazy Tube Circuits)

7 questions toThe Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia was one of the most unexpected delays I learned to know in 2019. This is why I think, we all should learn a bit more about the man behind the great pedals from Greek. Continue reading “7 questions to Christos Ntaifotis (Crazy Tube Circuits)”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

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

Review: Vintage Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

Boss CE-1 Chorus EnsembleThe Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was the first chorus pedal that has been put on the market in the 1970s.
Originally, the wiring of this pedal has been integrated into the legendary Roland Jazz Chorus amplifier. Continue reading “Review: Vintage Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble”

Punchy Guitar-Sound

AmpEspecially in the songs of hard rock or heavy metal bands the guitars sound pretty voluminous and punchy.
One produces this kind of sound by combining several microphones for the recording but notably by doubling the guitar-tracks or by multi-tracking. Continue reading “Punchy Guitar-Sound”

Downsizing

PedalboardAlthough many guitarists love large pedalboards, most of them go into raptures over the sound that originates when the guitar-signal runs straight into the amplifier. The dynamic is increased and the guitar has got a higher output. Continue reading “Downsizing”