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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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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Source Audio Nemesis vs. Line6 DL4

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Line6 DL4.
The Line6 DL4 has been launched decades ago, but still doesn’t have to be shy about a comparison with the Source Audio Nemesis.

In this demo I compare different modes of these two workhorses.

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Empress Echosystem vs. Hughes & Kettner Replex

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Hughes & Kettner Replex.
In this demo I compare different settings of drive and vintage factor of the Hughes & Kettner Replex with varying tape modes of the Empress Echosystem.

 

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Strymon Volante vs. Akai Headrush

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Akai Headrush.
By activating different tone heads, I created varying rhythms.
A sonic coulouring of each of these rhythms is added by different settings.

 

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Lunchbox Tube Amps Part III

Ask the DudeIn the first part of this series, I presented some budget tube combos. In the second part, I started a small overview of several heads. And finally, I would like to end up this series with some last recommendations. Continue reading “Lunchbox Tube Amps Part III”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Erica Synths Zen Delay.
For these two are digital stereo delays, please use your headphones.

Both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.

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digital mode (Nemesis) Continue reading “Source Audio Nemesis vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay”

Erica Synths Zen Delay vs. DOD Rubberneck

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Erica Synths Zen Delay
For both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.
The Zen Delay does not provide an analog mode. Via the filter settings, I formed an analog-like sound in the digital delay mode. And the Rubberneck is, what it is: a great dark and gritty analog delay.

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tone at noon (Rubberneck) Continue reading “Erica Synths Zen Delay vs. DOD Rubberneck”

Lunchbox Tube Amps Part II

Frag den DudeIn the first part of this series, I presented some budget tube combos. Here, I would like to give a small overview of several heads.
They are even more handy and you can connect every speaker you like.
Mini heads are pretty functional and flexible. Besides, they are (mostly) cost-effective and fit in almost every gig bag. Continue reading “Lunchbox Tube Amps Part II”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay

This is a comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the Erica Synths Zen Delay
For both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.
I would like to present some sonic options by using different modes and filters of the Erica Synths Zen Delay and varying speeds and a higher record level for tape saturation of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

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low speed (Tube Tape Echo) Continue reading “Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay”

Lunchbox Tube Amps

Ask the DudeSmall tube amps are pretty popular at the moment. And mostly, they are not much quieter than their big brothers. But of course, they offer a little less clean headroom.
They can be carried easily and they are so much more than just a little toy. Perfect for a jam-session at home or for recording.
In the Studio, even Led Zeppelin did not use a Marshall full stack but a small Supro amp.
Mostly, the prices of these little amps are comparable with the effort for a good effect pedal.

In this three-part series, I would like to present a small overview of well-priced 5Watts tube heads and amps. Continue reading “Lunchbox Tube Amps”

Strymon Volante – soundscaping loop with Elektron Digitakt

This is a stereo demo of the sound on sound mode of the Strymon Volante accompanied by the Elektron Digitakt.
Recorded with the Elektron Digitakt and Ableton live.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Jazzmaster, Strymon Volante, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton live.

Sound like: Amber Run

Sound likeFor some time, the British band Amber is no longer an insider’s tip and songs like “I found” and “no answers” are definitively high-class tunes.
But their pedalboards also offer some cuties that will make the hearts of guitarists beat faster. Continue reading “Sound like: Amber Run”

Strymon Volante – live looping (sound on sound mode)

This is a stereo demo of a fading loop of a worn tape mode of the Strymon Volante.
Recorded with the Elektron Digitakt and Ableton live.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Jazzmaster, Strymon Volante, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton live.