Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?

Ask the DudeRecently, I found the following request in my mailbox:

I think, I actually would need a Binson Echorec, but they are in fact beyond price. I love the flutter echo mash, that the Echorec is able to create.
In the meantime, I think, that an analog delay is able to produce every sound, I long for. Digital delays with analog emulation do not sound that nice to me. But at the same time, I don’t want to get into dept.
Could you tell me, if the Ibanez Echo Shifter might be a suitable pedal for me? Especially in contrast to the Ibanez analog delay, AD9, mini or even the EHX Memory Toy?
I have already tried to many sappy pedals. Right now, I do (still!) use the Hardwire DL8. But in my opinion, it is too cold and inorganic.” Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?”

Review: Crazy Tube Circuits – Echotopia

EchotopiaToday I’m going to test a very nice pedal: The Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.
The play of words with echo (resonance) and utopia (wishful thinking/illusion) describes the pedal quite well. The guys from Crazy Tube Circuits categorize the sound of the Echotopia as a retro tape echo for soundscapes. Continue reading “Review: Crazy Tube Circuits – Echotopia”

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe vs. Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay – Analog Delay Comparison

This is a Comparison of the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe with the Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay.

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

Analog delay sound

Analog delay pedals are not all equal. By now, there are so many different pedals that you cannot speak of THE analog delay sound anymore. Continue reading “Analog delay sound”

DOD Rubberneck vs. DMB Pedals Lunar – analog delay comparison

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the DMB Pedals Lunar.
Both delays provide modulation and oscillation.

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

Maxon AD-900 vs. DMB Pedals Lunar Echo – Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the DMB Pedals Lunar Echo with the Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay.
The Lunar sounds warmer and percussive while the sound of the Maxon AD 900 is clearer and darker.

Maxon AD-900 vs. Retro-Sonic Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Retro-Sonic Analog Delay with the Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay.
The Retro-Sonic Analog Delay sounds grittier while the sound of the Maxon AD 900 is clearer and darker.

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

DOD Rubberneck vs. Ibanez DE-7 Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Ibanez DE-7.

The DOD Rubberneck has got much midrange and provides the rough sound of a marvelous vintage delay. By using the tone pot you can set beautiful dark delays. The Rubberneck is perfect to create ambient sound and soundscapes. The gain pot enables you to produce grittier delays.
All pots are quite interactive and offer numerous setting options.

The special thing about the echo mode of the DE-7 is, that the digital created signal must pass an analog circuit with a JRC 4580, clipping diodes and analog filters. You can easily produce beautiful rhythmical delays. A switch allows to chose between three different delay “ranges” which can be fine-tuned by the delay time pot.
Echo and delay can be selected by the mode switch.

Budget analog delay demo

In this video I would like to go in to bat for budget analog delay pedals like the Biyang AD-10 Time Machine Analog Delay, the Fame AD-10 Repeat That!, the Valeton AD-10 Analog Delay, the Akai Analog Delay or the Eagletone AD-8 Analog Delay.

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

Ibanez Echo Shifter ES2 Analog Delay Demo

This is a demo of the Ibanez Echo Shifter ES2. Find out more about functions like modulation, varying delay times, oscillation and the shifting-effect.

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

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. Way Huge Echo Puss – Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Way Huge Echo Puss with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

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

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man vs. Line 6 Echo Park – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Line 6 Echo Park with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

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

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

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

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a Comparison of the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

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

DOD Rubberneck vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Analog Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy.

 

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