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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MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe vs. AnalogMan ARDX20 – Analog delay comparison

This is a comparison of the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe with the AnalogMan ARDX20.
These both analog delays create a rather dark sound. By using the Amazeo, the ARDX20 provides tap tempo like the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. Find out more about the sound of different delay times, the modulation sound and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

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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”

Effect pedals for bass players – part 2

Tips & tricksThe majority of effect pedals are made for guitarists and therefore, many bass players fear the contact with the small (and sometimes big) devices that can add a special character to the sound.
In the first part of this two-part series, I already presented some effect categories, every bass player can use without taking any risks. In this second part, we will have a closer look on effects, that require a bit more sensitivity.
So, boys and girls behind the fat strings: go for it! Continue reading “Effect pedals for bass players – part 2”

DOD Rubberneck vs. Way Huge Supa-Puss

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Way Huge Supa-Puss. Find out more about the sound of these analog delay pedals. Besides the default settings, I present the sound at a darker and grittier setting, vibrato and chorus effects and how they both might sound in the mix.

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Way Huge Supa-Puss vs. MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

This is a comparison of the Way Huge Supa-Puss with the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe. Find out more about the sound of these analog delay pedals. You will get to know different settings, slow modulation, with vibrato and how they both might sound in the mix.

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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 Tape Delay

Empress tape delayThe Empress Tape Delay is a nearly pedalboard-friendly digital delay. To be precise, this pedal is the light- version of the Empress Superdelay VM (vintage modified), which Empress developed in collaboration with Pro Guitarshop.com. Continue reading “Empress Tape Delay”

Empress Superdelay / Superdelay VM

Empress Superdelay1The Empress Superdelay, as well as the Superdelay VM (Vintage Modified) are both rather moderate pedalboard-friendly, but both versions of this delay offer almost every delay sound, a guitarist needs. Continue reading “Empress Superdelay / Superdelay VM”

Empress Echosystem

Empress EchosystemEvery centimeter, the Empress Echosystem needs on the pedalboard, is worth it. The true bypass pedal offers every kind of sound that delay-lovers can ever imagine. Continue reading “Empress Echosystem”

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!

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Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550

deluxe memory man tt 550Compared to the legendary original, the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550 promises an extended maximum delay time. Like its idol, this analog delay is also rather less pedalboard-friendly. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 550”

Electro Harmonix Memory Boy

ElectroHarmonix_MemoryBoyThe Electro Harmonix Memory Boy is quite a bit more pedalboard friendly than the Deluxe-version. Based on the Memory Man, the Memory Boy is additionally equipped with modulation. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Boy”

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.

Electro Harmonix Memory Toy

Memory toyThe Electro Harmonix Memory Toy is one of the few pedalboard-friendly analog delays of the Memory-series.
The propitious basis version comes around without any frills. Continue reading “Electro Harmonix Memory Toy”