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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Review: Boss DD-200 part II – special algorithms

Boss DD 200The first part of the DD-200 review was dedicated to the design and the fundamental sounds of the latest Boss delay-creation.
Now, I would like to take a closer look to some special algorithms of this digital delay. Continue reading “Review: Boss DD-200 part II – special algorithms”

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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Review: Boss DD-200 Part I

Boss DD 200The youngest member of the Boss family is the Boss DD-200. Although it comes around in a compact enclosure, it offers numerous features.

In this first part of the review, you will learn more about the design and some sounds of the Boss DD-200. The second part will be about some special algorithms. Continue reading “Review: Boss DD-200 Part I”

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

carbon-copy-deluxeThe Deluxe version of the MXR Carbon Copy needs more space on the pedalboard than its ancestor. Thus, it is a less pedalboard-friendly analog delay. Continue reading “MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe”

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.

MXR Carbon Copy

carbon-copyThe MXR Carbon Copy is a pedalboard-friendly analog delay.
It offers up to 600ms of maximum delay time that can be garnished with modulation. Continue reading “MXR Carbon Copy”

BOSS DD-200 special algorithms

This is a demo of some special algorithms of the marvelous BOSS DD-200 (http://www.bossus.com/).The BOSS DD-200 is a standalone pedal which is really compact, provides many features and can be extended extremely by connecting additional switches and midi.

Shimmer
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Review: Nux Atlantic -Part II

Nux AtlanticIn the second part of this review, you will get to know all about the sound of the astonishing Nux Atlantic. Continue reading “Review: Nux Atlantic -Part II”

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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Review: Nux Atlantic -Part I

Nux AtlanticThe first part of this two-part review is dedicated to the construction of the Nux Atlantic delay/reverb. And in the second part you will get to know all about the sound of this astonishing bargain. Continue reading “Review: Nux Atlantic -Part I”

MXR Carbon Copy Bright

cc brightThe MXR Carbon Copy Bright is the bright version of the Carbon Copy. Similar to its darker brother, this analog delay as well comes around in a pedalboard-friendly enclosure. Continue reading “MXR Carbon Copy Bright”

BOSS DD-200

This is a demo of the BOSS DD-200 (http://www.bossus.com/).
The BOSS DD-200 is a standalone pedal which is really compact, provides many features and can be extended extremely by connecting additional switches and midi.

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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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