Boss DD-8 special sounds

This is a demo of some special sounds of the Boss DD-8. Besides +RV and shimmer, I also present sonic options of the modes mod, warp and GLT.

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Boss DD-8

This is a demo of the Boss DD-8 .The Boss DD-8 is the most recent compact Boss delay and the direct successor of the DD-7. It provides a looper and 11 delay modes.

 

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NUX Atlantic vs. Source Audio Ventris

This is a comparison of the Nux Atlantic with the Source Audio Ventris.
Both pedals provide the combination of delay and reverb.
Besides the direct comparison of varying reverb- and delay sounds, you will also get a soundscape of shimmer to float away.

 

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Should I get the Strymon Volante or the El Capistan?

Ask the DudeA reader’s question to the Dude:

“I am torn between the Strymon Volante and the El Capistan.
I have seen your video a million times and am still not sure. I like the rhythmic possibilities you can get with the Volante, the rec level knob which can add some dirt to the repeats, the 3 delay types and the 4s max delay time.
But I am tempted with the warm sound, and the simplicity of the El Capistan.
I want the unit as a main delay (currently have a Boss DD7 which will stay on the pedalboard as a second delay).
Do you think it is worth it to lose that extra warmth for all that pros of the Volante?
Currently, I am playing a Les Paul through a Bugera 5W tube amp.
I mostly play ambient and progressive to blues rock (Huge Pink Floyd fan).
Also, if you have the time, what is your favorite (or favorites) delay pedal(s) and why?”

DelayDude:

Thanks a lot for your email! On my pedalboard, the El Capistan was a permanent pedal for a long time. But now, the Volante has replaced it. Personally, I think, the handling is much easier because it has no secondary functions like the El Capistan. Every pot has its own function and can be tuned without difficulty.
And as you already mentioned, the rhythmical repeats of the switchable, virtual tone heads offer endless possibilities.

Of course, the El Capistan also offers two different rhythm modes as well, but they do by far not reach those of the Volante. Not only activating certain tone heads, but also the option “full/half volume” of the tone heads produces completely different emphases of the repeats.
Rec Level provides Gain and thereby is able to make some low gain overdrive pedals superfluous.

Sonically, the three types of delays vary a lot and frequently, people forget, that the sound additionally can be altered by the half, normal or double speed setting of the tape.
Using the tape setting on half speed and a slightly turned down wear pot (which reduces the treble), you will get close to the sound of the El Capistan.

With your Les Paul and its Humbuckers in combination with the Volante, you ought to create a really, really nice sound. Especially because of the fact that you are a Pink Floyd fan, the Volante (with its Drum sounds) is perfect for you.

My two favorite delays which are both on my pedalboard are in fact the Volante – amongst many other things because of the external tap and midi- input (this is why I might be a bit biased) and the Empress Echosystem which I use for reverse, pitch and digital sounds.

NUX Tape Core Deluxe vs. Strymon El Capistan

This is a comparison of the NUX Tape Core Deluxe with the Strymon El Capistan.
While the Strymon El Capistan is THE reference regarding tape sounds, the NUX Tape Core Deluxe becomes extremely versatile by using the editor.
Check out, if you can find sonic differences between these two delay pedals.

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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?”

Boss DD-7 vs. DD-8

This is a comparison of the Boss DD-7 with the Boss DD-8.
They look like twins, but what about the sound?
Find out more about the sonic similarities and differences in varying modes, different delay times and regarding modulation and reverse.

 

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NUX Tape Core Deluxe

This is a demo of the NUX Tape Core Deluxe – the sound of the Roland Space Echo in a compact enclosure.
Via the editor, this little bargain becomes amazingly extensive regarding the sonic options!
I choose the stock setting 5, which I adjusted via the editor to get various sonic options.

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NUX Atlantic delay & reverb

This is a demo of the Nux Atlantic delay & reverb.
For this versatile double effect provides delay and reverb, I would like to present modes like analog, tape and digital delay.
And, of course, I also present the three reverb sounds (plate, hall and spring reverb).
Last but not least, you will also find different combinations of the sounds and orders of both effects.

 

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Boss live stream theme „Boss Delay“ with Yoshi Ikegami and Matt Knight

Boss live streamYoshi Ikegami was involved in the development of the most iconic delay units in history.
Recently, there was a great live stream on Facebook about Boss delays, where Yoshi Ikegami answered many questions about Boss delay pedals. Continue reading “Boss live stream theme „Boss Delay“ with Yoshi Ikegami and Matt Knight”

Review: Nux Tape Core Deluxe – Part II

Nux Tape core deluxeWhile the first part of this review was dedicated to the outer and inner values of the Nux Tape Core Deluxe, you will now learn all about the editor of this pedal. Continue reading “Review: Nux Tape Core Deluxe – Part II”

Review: Nux Tape Core Deluxe – Part I

Nux Tape core deluxeThe Nux Tape Core Deluxe is not even new, but nevertheless, it might worth it to mind this pedal if you are looking for a new tap echo. It is really robust; its editor makes it very versatile and the price of 69€ is unbeatable. Continue reading “Review: Nux Tape Core Deluxe – Part I”

Akai Headrush

This is a demo about the Akai Headrush.
Probably the only pedal that provides one separate output for each virtual tape head.
Although it almost seems like a silver-ager, it has extraordinary functions like the tape head spacing to create rhythmical delays.

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Line6 DL4

This is a demo about the Line6 DL4.
Most people love the DL4 because of its crazy looper. But don’t forget: it is also a delay…
So, check out some sounds of one of the first multi delays.

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