Superbooth 21

Superbooth21

After a long time of waiting, the next SUPERBOOTH will take place from 15 to 18 September 2021 in Berlin.
In 2020 the SUPERBOOTH had to be cancelled, but this year the world of synth will be back in the FEZ in Berlin again. Continue reading “Superbooth 21”

Review: Pigtronix – Constellator

Pigtronix ConstellatorThe Pigtronix Constellator is a real analog delay in a very compact enclosure.
Its circuit is based on two MN3005 chips that run on 15 volts. Easily, the legendary Deluxe Memory Man comes to my mind by reading this. But we will start one by one. Continue reading “Review: Pigtronix – Constellator”

Which pedal should I get: Boss DD-7 or MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?

The Boss DD-7 as well as the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe are two popular delays. Both have some similarities (tap tempo, modulation) but actually, they are fundamentally different. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get: Boss DD-7 or MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe?”

Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 2

While the first part of this review was dedicated to the design of the Ibanez ES3 Echo Shifter, now it comes to the crunch: the sound of this brilliant delay pedal. Continue reading “Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 2”

Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 1

Ibanez ES3Certainly, the Ibanez ES2 has been a resounding success: the slider inspires experimenting and the beautiful analog delay does not only sound very pleasing, it also provides a brilliant oscillation.
The device was made and still is perfect für dark delays and sonic escapades.

With the ES3 Echo Shifter, Ibanez now remastered the great predecessor and added some sought-after features.

This first part is dedicated to the design of the Ibanez ES3 Echo Shifter, while in the second part you will learn all about the sound of this great delay pedal. Continue reading “Ibanez Echo Shifter ES3 review part 1”

DigiTech SDRUM in sync with TC Electronic DITTO X4

This is a demo of the DigiTech SDRUM in sync with the TC Electronic DITTO X4.

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

The Ditto only adopts the tempo of the SDRUM when he hasn’t saved a loop yet.
After you have recorded a loop you can’t change the tempo of the Ditto anymore. But the SDRUM sends signals via midi to start/stop the Ditto in sync. If you delete the loops on the Ditto you will be able to feed in a new tempo with the SDRUM. Hereafter you can record a different part in another tempo.

TC Electronic Flashback Triple

TC Flasback TripleThe TC Electronic Flashback Triple is a less pedalboard-friendly digital delay, which, as compensation for its size offers the possibility to use three different delays at the same time. Continue reading “TC Electronic Flashback Triple”

Moog Moogerfooger vs. Chase Bliss Audio Thermae

This is a comparison of the Moog Moogerfooger with the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae.
Both are analog delay pedals with a very nice modulation.
For the Chase Bliss Audio Thermae offers the pitch modulation as a special feature, I tried to emulate this kind of pitch modulation with the Moogerfooger by using the internal modulation. The last three soundfiles of this Video are dedicated to this sonic experiment. In the last part, I created the Moog “pitch modulation” by changing the position of the Short/Long switch manually. Of course, this can also be done automatically via midi.

0:07 bright setting Continue reading “Moog Moogerfooger vs. Chase Bliss Audio Thermae”

Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?

A reader’s question:

I need the help of a specialist regarding the Deluxe Memory Man:
To me, the sound of Ben McLeod (All Them Witches) is brilliant and I would love to recreate it.
Luckily, the guy offers several rig rundowns online, so it ought to be an easy project…. That’s what I thought first. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get? Deluxe Memory Man: Big Box or XO version?”

Empress Echosystem vs. Wampler Faux Tape Echo

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Wampler Faux Tape Echo.
These two digital delays emulate the sounds of a tape echo. Both provide a very nice modulation and the sound can be fine-tuned quite well via the tone control.

 

0:10 Echosystem: new tape/ Faux Tape Echo: stock setting Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Wampler Faux Tape Echo”

Boss DD-200 vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Boss DD-200 with the Source Audio Nemesis. Both digital delays provide likewise functions and have the same form factor.
Check out their sonic differences and similarities in varying settings.

0:10 digital setting Continue reading “Boss DD-200 vs. Source Audio Nemesis”

TC Electronic Flashback 2

Flashback2Similar to the TC Electronic Flashback, the Flashback 2 is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay as well.
Additionally, to the sounds of its predecessor, the Flashback 2 offers the “Crystal Delay” that adds an octave-effect to each repeat. Continue reading “TC Electronic Flashback 2”

TC Electronic Flashback

TC Electronic FlashbackThe TC Electronic Flashback is a pedalboard friendly digital delay.
The solid allrounder comes around with numerous classical delay sounds. And because of the fact that TC Electronic is authorized to do so, they call the digital mode of the Flashback “2290”. If this digital delay with modulation gets closer to the sound of the legend remains to be discussed. Continue reading “TC Electronic Flashback”

Catalinbread Belle Epoch vs. Empress Echosystem

This is a comparison of the Catalinbread Belle Epoch with the Empress Echosystem.
The Belle Epoch emulates the legendary Echoplex EP-3 as well as the respective algorithm of the Echosystem. Both delays provide modulation, a tone control and for those, who like grittier sounds, they also add some dirt to the signal.

0:11 Empress Echosystem Echoplex algorithm Continue reading “Catalinbread Belle Epoch vs. Empress Echosystem”

Which pedal should I get?

A reader’s question:

Last year (after several years of playing the guitar) I finally bought my first effect pedals: the Walrus Audio Slö, the Earthquaker Devices Westwood and the Ditto looper.
I mostly listen to minimal, indie and ambient and therefore, I would love to create such sounds myself. But unfortunately, I have not made up my mind about a specific sound. Continue reading “Which pedal should I get?”