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

Maxon/Ibanez AD 999 Pro

Maxon AD 999 ProThe Maxon AD 999 Pro is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
Similar to the AD 9 Pro, the extended version of the AD 999 offers an additional tape echo multi head function. A toggle switch allows to choose between single head and dual head mode. Continue reading “Maxon/Ibanez AD 999 Pro”

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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YouTube recommendation: “fuzz the sound that revolutionized the world”

NewsBecause of Corona we all spend much time at home. Time, that can be used quite profitably by learning something new. For all those, who would like to learn everything about the history of fuzz effects, I would like to recommend the documentary „fuzz the sound that revolutionized the world“. Continue reading “YouTube recommendation: “fuzz the sound that revolutionized the world””

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.

Ibanez AD 99

Ibanez AD 99The Ibanez AD 99 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
To be strictly accurate, this mono- pedal is AD 9 in a bigger enclosure. Continue reading “Ibanez AD 99”

Sound like: Balthazar

Sound likeTo me, Balthazar have been one of the major discoveries for the past years. First, I joined one of their concerts as a supporting- act of the Editors and I must confess: I was totally amazed.
The sound as well as the style of this band is unique and hard to describe – therefore, just click here and listen.
In this article, I would like to present the bands’ equipment which is so decisive for their sound. Continue reading “Sound like: Balthazar”

Maxon/Ibanez AD 900

Maxon AD900Because of its size, the Maxon AD 900 is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
Sonically oriented to the AD 9 the sprit separates regarding the two possible chips that have been used for the circuit of the Maxon AD 900. Continue reading “Maxon/Ibanez AD 900”

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.

 

DIY Pedalboard

Tips & tricksAlthough a pedalboard actually is only a basis for effect pedals, it can be so much more than this.
There are numerous manufacturers that offer almost all sizes and variants. But frequently, a DIY pedalboard can be tailored to your very own needs and it can also be much more favorable. Continue reading “DIY Pedalboard”

Maxon AD 9 Pro

Maxon ad 9 proLike its predecessor, the Ibanez AD 9, the Maxon AD 9 Pro is also a pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Continue reading “Maxon AD 9 Pro”

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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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”