The Boss DD-500 is one of the few Boss pedals which are, because of their size, less pedalboard friendly. Continue reading “Boss DD-500 Digital Delay”
This is a video about how to use a huge pedalboard with all pedals midi sync. Besides the standard TRS cable I am using my self-designed DelayDude Midi Sync Cable. Check it out here.
The three controller pedals to control the DigiTech SDRUM, the Source Audio Nemesis and the DigiTech JamMan are also available in the DelayDude shop.
gear: Fender Jazzmaster with P90, Strymon Big Sky cab simulation direct into the soundcard rack preamp of the recording PC, Cubase.
During the last years, two pedals have been put on the market which are especially interesting for sound scaping and ambient fans.
In principle, both effects are quite similar.
The Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal, as well as the Electro Harmonix Freeze are so-called sustain-pedals, that are able to record and reproduce single notes or parts of chords via an integrated looper. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get: Electro Harmonix Freeze vs. Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal?”
The AnalogMan ARDX20 is a delay pedal with a completely analog circuit.
Because of its size it is rather less pedalboard-friendly, but especially accompanied by the AMAZEo it becomes an excellent delay pedal. Continue reading “AnalogMan ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay”
Lehle is one of the leading makers of innovative switching solutions.
I personally am a convinced user of several switchers and loopers of the German manufacturer who skillfully combines reliable functionality and stylish design.
Therefore, I am proud that Burkard Lehle was willing to answer to my 7 questions. Continue reading “7 questions to Burkard Lehle”
In the first part of “The perfect delay pedal” I declared myself to be an analog delay fan and expressed myself for tap tempo and midi input.
This second part will be about more features, a perfect delay should – in my opinion – provide. Continue reading “The perfect delay pedal – Part 2”
In this video I would like to present the Delay Dude Clutch.
The first Delay Dude pedal is a momentary bypass looper which enables the user to add delay pedals (in this case the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man) constantly or temporarily to the effect chain while allowing the trails to fade out after switching off the looper.
gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
Delay pedals are an absolutely great invention and in essence I wish to never turn them off.
But sometimes you can emphasize the delay effect by a calculated activating and deactivating.
The only annoying fact about delay pedals that lack a trails function, is, that they fall silent in the moment they are switched off.
This is where the Delay Dude Clutch Momentary Bypass Looper will help restore the affection felt for the gorgeous delay pedals without a trails function. Continue reading “The Delay Dude Clutch Momentary Bypass Looper”
There are numerous manufacturers who offer complex looper pedals which are supposed to simplify the use of a pedalboard.
But does really everybody need a looper pedal? Continue reading “Do I really need a looper?”
For sonwriting it is extremely important to have a good working pedalboard with inspiring sounds.
Today I would like to introduce some ideas that might worth it to be taken into consideration if you are willing to create such a songwriting pedalboard. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Songwriting Pedalboard”
For a long time, the question if a pedal has true bypass or not, was a decisive aspect concerning the decision to get it or not.
At the moment you can find many discussions about the question if a pedal has got analog dry thru and, if it lacks analog dry thru, if this fact influences the sound and the way you interact with your equipment. Continue reading “„Analog dry thru“ – the new “true bypass”?”
This is a comparison of the Montreal Assembly Count to Five with the Eventide H9 Harmonizer.
gear: Fender Jaguar, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.
Frequently it is desirable to adjust the speed of your delay exactly to the tempo of a song.
While rack effects use midi for that, the more compact delay pedals do have tap tempo but they mostly lack a midi input.
For those delays there are some interesting devices that make a synchronization possible anyhow. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: How to synchronize several delay pedals without midi”
To me a complete wet/dry or wet/dry/wet setup sounds marvelous but it also has got some disadvantages.
It is very expensive, may cause phase shifting and hum loops and the transport and the wiring are quite laborious.
But you there is a way to get the sound with less disadvantages. Continue reading “Faux wet/ dry- Setup”
This is a demo of the Montreal Assembly – Count to Five.
I already told you about the Montreal Assembly Count to Five.
There are numerous descriptions circulating on the internet about this pedal and to many guitarists it seems pretty hard to get a picture of the various functions. Continue reading “The Montreal Assembly – Count to Five CT5 Demo”