16-bit Arcade sounds – revival of the 80s

Tips & tricksThe 80s are back on the agenda. Whether fashion or music. And although the music business (as well as the fashion designers) committed some really bad crimes during the 1980s, the LoFi sounds of the 80s game consoles have been permanently engraved in our minds and ears. Far away from the perfect sound, always accompanied by some dirt and a slight tendency to kitsch. Pure nostalgia.
Therefore, in this article, I would like to present some pedals that are able to create such an Arcade sound. Continue reading “16-bit Arcade sounds – revival of the 80s”

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 Echosystem vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a stereo comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Source Audio Nemesis. Take a ride from digital, noise tape to reverse and Echoplex.
Please, use your headphones!

0:11 digital mode Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Source Audio Nemesis”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Empress Echosystem

This is a comparison of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the amazing Empress Echosystem.

0:11 bright setting /tape mode
0:45 dark setting / old tape
1:21 bright setting / Echoplex
2:09 in the mix / multi mode

gear: Fender Stratocaster,Evidence Audio SIS Cables, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Empress Echosystem

This is a stereo comparison of the brilliant Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia with the amazing Empress Echosystem.Find out more about different settings and how both of them may sound in the mix.
Please, use your headphones!

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Empress Echosystem vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy. The Echosystem provides a Deluxe Memory Boy algorithm, which I chose for the first three soundfiles in this video. Find out if the analog bucket brigade device algorithm with slightly increased saturation gets also close to the sound of the Deluxe Memory Boy.
For the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy is a mono pedal, I chose the single mode for the Echosystem.

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Empress Echosystem vs. Strymon Volante

This is a stereo comparison of the most versatile delays at the moment. Enjoy the comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Strymon Volante. Please use your headphones!

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Empress Echosystem vs. Eventide Rose

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Eventide Rose. For the Rose is a mono pedal, I chose the single mode for the Echosystem.
Find out more about different settings of these delay pedals and how both of them can sound in the mix.

gear: Fender Stratocaster,Evidence Audio SIS Cables, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

0:09 brightest setting / digital mode Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Eventide Rose”

Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 3

Empress EchosystemIn this last part of my Empress Echosystem review, I would like to present further sounds of this outstanding pedal. Continue reading “Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 3”

Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 2

Empress EchosystemIn this second part of the detailed Echosystem review, I would like to make you learn more about some of the marvelous sounds of this great delay pedal. Continue reading “Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 2”

Empress Echosystem – my favorite 7 settings

This is a stereo demo of the amazing Empress Echosystem.
Please, use your headphones!
For the Echosystem is an incredible extensive delay, I won’t even try to present all of its brilliant functions.
I only present my 7 favorite settings instead.

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Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 1

Empress Echosystem The Empress Echosystem is an extensive equipped delay (or rather two delay engines) in a compact enclosure. I think, that this pedal is able to create almost every kind of sound. Continue reading “Review: Empress Echosystem – Part 1”

Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master

Dispatch-MasterFor all the guitarists who did not get the limited Ghost Disaster of 2010, the Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master is a worthy and pedalboard-friendly replacement. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master”

Walrus Audio ARP-87 vs. DOD Rubberneck – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the DOD Rubberneck.
For the DOD Rubberneck is an analog delay pedal, I only use the analog mode of the Walrus Audio ARP-87. Besides, I also present modulation and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Maxon AD-900 vs. Walrus Audio ARP-87 – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the Maxon AD-900.
For the Maxon AD-900 is an analog delay pedal, I only use the analog mode of the Walrus Audio ARP-87. Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.