Review: Pigtronix – Constellator

Pigtronix ConstellatorThe Pigtronix Constellator is a real analog delay in a very compact enclosure.
Its circuit is based on two MN3005 chips that run on 15 volts. Easily, the legendary Deluxe Memory Man comes to my mind by reading this. But we will start one by one. Continue reading “Review: Pigtronix – Constellator”

Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 2

While the first part of this review was dedicated to the design of the Ibanez ES3 Echo Shifter, now it comes to the crunch: the sound of this brilliant delay pedal. Continue reading “Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 2”

Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 1

Ibanez ES3Certainly, the Ibanez ES2 has been a resounding success: the slider inspires experimenting and the beautiful analog delay does not only sound very pleasing, it also provides a brilliant oscillation.
The device was made and still is perfect für dark delays and sonic escapades.

With the ES3 Echo Shifter, Ibanez now remastered the great predecessor and added some sought-after features.

This first part is dedicated to the design of the Ibanez ES3 Echo Shifter, while in the second part you will learn all about the sound of this great delay pedal. Continue reading “Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 1”

Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?

A reader’s question:

I need the help of a specialist regarding the Deluxe Memory Man:
To me, the sound of Ben McLeod (All Them Witches) is brilliant and I would love to recreate it.
Luckily, the guy offers several rig rundowns online, so it ought to be an easy project…. That’s what I thought first. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?”

Andy Timmons and the Strymon Timeline

A reader’s question to the Dude:

I am a big Andy Timmons fan and I know that Andy uses a Strymon Timeline as substitute for a dual EHX Deluxe Memory Man. Can you help me regarding the setting? Continue reading “Andy Timmons and the Strymon Timeline”

Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals

This is a comparison of the the Valhalla delay VST with two analog delay pedals. For I wanted a darker delay sound without modulation and a brighter delay sound with modulation as a sonic reference, I choose the Maxon AD900 and Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man for this comparison.

0:10 Maxon AD900 vs. Valhalla delay past era setting Continue reading “Valhalla delay VST vs. analog delay pedals”

Double Delay Time Mod for the EHX Deluxe Memory Man

Tips & tricksThe modification to double the delay time of the EHX Deluxe Memory Man is pretty poular. But it is very hard to calibrate the pedal. You definitely need an oscilloscope. Here is an instruction Howard Davis published some years ago. Continue reading “Double Delay Time Mod for the EHX Deluxe Memory Man”

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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Deluxe Memory Man – how to find out whether the chips are 3005 or 3008

A reader’s question to the Dude:

“Hey there, I just bought a Deluxe Memory Man modded by AnalogMan, how can I tell whether the chips are 3005 or 3008?” Continue reading “Deluxe Memory Man – how to find out whether the chips are 3005 or 3008”

Analog Delays vs. Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin

Hardware vs. Software:This is a comparison of two legendary analog delay pedals with the Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin.
For the Echoboy VST plugin offers a Memory Man emulation, as well as a DM-2 emulation, I choose the and Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man and the Boss DM-2 for this comparison.
Check out if there are sonic differences between the pedals and a VST plugin.
This is the second part of a series of comparisons of a pedal with a VST plugin. Stay tuned for the last part about digital delays compared with a VST plugin.

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Which delay for the dottet delays of U2?

Ask the DudeA reader’s question to the Dude:

I am looking for a percussive delay with trails option, for I really like dotted delays of U2 and likewise.  Should be analog.
Supa Puss, Memory Man or the Chase Bliss Tonal Recall?  Or something completely different?” Continue reading “Which delay for the dottet delays of U2?”

Exciting news for all delay freaks:

NewsOnce upon a time – before Corona – the Summer NAMM 2020 was supposed to take place these days. But although the fair has been cancelled, there are some interesting news for all delay freaks. Continue reading “Exciting news for all delay freaks:”

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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7 questions to David Koltai (Pigtronix)

7 questions toFor it is Christmas time, there will be present in the form of the 7-questions-to-interview with David Koltai. He is the guy behind the unique Pigtronix effects, which all bear the probably coolest logo so far. Find out which question he is waiting for to be ask and enjoy his answers to the 7 questions of the DelayDude.

Continue reading “7 questions to David Koltai (Pigtronix)”

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550

deluxe memory man tt 550Compared to the legendary original, the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550 promises an extended maximum delay time. Like its idol, this analog delay is also rather less pedalboard-friendly. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550”