Korg Volca Modular splitter set for patch cables – in the DelayDude Shop!

Modular Splitter1The big modular systems are famous for the possibility to use adapter cables to split or to combine several signals. Thereby, you can create really crazy sounds. Continue reading “Korg Volca Modular splitter set for patch cables – in the DelayDude Shop!”

Korg Volca Modular – Midi-In Mod – in the DelayDude Shop!

Midi in mod

The Korg Volca Modular is a nice little gimmick, but unfortunately the only Korg Volca unit that lacks a midi input. The Midi-In mod makes the toy become a real instrument. Continue reading “Korg Volca Modular – Midi-In Mod – in the DelayDude Shop!”

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”

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”

Strymon Iridium

NewsAlmost surprisingly, Strymon put the Iridium – an amp and IR cab simulator – on the market.
The Iridium emulates three classical amplifiers: The options called round, chime and punch are no less than the sounds of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, the Vox AC30 and a Marshall Plexi. Continue reading “Strymon Iridium”

Tips & Tricks: Wireless?

Tips & tricksEven on small stages it is pretty comfortable, not to get entangled in guitar cables and to avoid the knotting of the cables of all band members.
The alternative to the usual stereo cables is a wireless sound system.
But is this kind of signal transmission suitable for every guitarist?
And, are there any disadvantages? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Wireless?”

The fairytale of the bad compression

  Ask the DudeFrequently, I read comments on YouTube that it actually is impossibly to assess a sound of a pedal in demo video because of the compression.
I am in fact unable to understand these comments but nevertheless or even because of this lack of understanding I would like to dedicate this small article to this issue. 

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