How to use the TC Electronic DITTO X4 as a granular looper

This is a video about a real time random sampling with the TC Electronic DITTO X4 and the Elektron Digitakt. The random reverse and pitch effects are triggered via midi by the Digitakt. Everything has been recorded via the Electron Digitakt into Ableton Live.

gear: Fender Telecaster, TC Electronic DITTO X4, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton Live

SMD vs. THT parts

Ask the DudeToday, more and more circuit boards are assembled with cost-effective SMD parts.
But what are the advantages and the disadvantages of SMD technology?
Why does it make sense to use in some cases THT technology?
And what do the acronyms SMD and THT actually stand for? Continue reading “SMD vs. THT parts”

I did not know that I can use the TC Electronic DITTO X4 as a ….

This is a video about how to use the TC Electronic DITTO X4 as a delay effect by connecting it to the Elektron Digitakt. Check out how to create different delay times like quarters, eighths and half notes. I also present a tape reverse as well as a tape stop effect. If you are interested in a step-by-step instruction, please let me know.

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Vintage effect portraits: Colorsound Supa Wah Fuzz Swell

ColorsoundThe Colorsound Supa Wah Fuzz Swell is one of the first multi effect pedals. Developed in the early 1970s in England, this pedal is hard to find today. Continue reading “Vintage effect portraits: Colorsound Supa Wah Fuzz Swell”

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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Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Fulltone-Tube-Tape-EchoLike the name already suggests, the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is a real tape echo with tubes. Therefore, it is definitively not pedalboard-friendly.
But the sound of this colossus is to such an extend convincing, that actually, you won`t need any other pedals anymore. Continue reading “Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”

Way Huge Supa-Puss vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

This is a comparison of the Way Huge Supa-Puss with the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. Find out more about the sound of these analog delay pedals. You will get to know different settings, slow modulation, with vibrato and how they both might sound in the mix.

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My recommendation: free plug-ins for virtual studio technology -part II

Tips & tricksSooner or later, every guitarist will start to record his/her own songs. By now, there are numerous nice programs that are able to transform your computer at home into a small record studio.
Furthermore, there is an almost endless assortment of effect plug-ins which allow to modify your sound additionally.

In the second part of this article, I would like to present numerous plug-ins to create more crazy and bizarre sounds. Continue reading “My recommendation: free plug-ins for virtual studio technology -part II”

Empress Tape Delay

Empress tape delayThe Empress Tape Delay is a nearly pedalboard-friendly digital delay. To be precise, this pedal is the light- version of the Empress Superdelay VM (vintage modified), which Empress developed in collaboration with Pro Guitarshop.com. Continue reading “Empress Tape Delay”

My recommendation: free plug-ins for virtual studio technology – part I

Tips & tricksSooner or later, every guitarist will start to record his/her own songs. By now, there are numerous nice programs that are able to transform your computer at home into a small record studio.
Furthermore, there is an almost endless assortment of effect plug-ins which allow to modify your sound additionally.

In the first part of this two-part article, I would like to present several free plug-ins which are especially suitable for lofi- and ambient sounds. Continue reading “My recommendation: free plug-ins for virtual studio technology – part I”

Empress Superdelay / Superdelay VM

Empress Superdelay1The Empress Superdelay, as well as the Superdelay VM (Vintage Modified) are both rather moderate pedalboard-friendly, but both versions of this delay offer almost every delay sound, a guitarist needs. Continue reading “Empress Superdelay / Superdelay VM”

Empress Echosystem

Empress EchosystemEvery centimeter, the Empress Echosystem needs on the pedalboard, is worth it. The true bypass pedal offers every kind of sound that delay-lovers can ever imagine. Continue reading “Empress Echosystem”

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”