Source Audio Nemesis vs. Line6 DL4

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Line6 DL4.
The Line6 DL4 has been launched decades ago, but still doesn’t have to be shy about a comparison with the Source Audio Nemesis.

In this demo I compare different modes of these two workhorses.

0:09 DL4: tube tape / Nemesis: noise tape with slight modulation Continue reading “Source Audio Nemesis vs. Line6 DL4”

Empress Echosystem vs. Hughes & Kettner Replex

This is a comparison of the Empress Echosystem with the Hughes & Kettner Replex.
In this demo I compare different settings of drive and vintage factor of the Hughes & Kettner Replex with varying tape modes of the Empress Echosystem.

 

0:12 Replex:single head, vintage factor fccw/ Echosystem: new tape Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Hughes & Kettner Replex”

Strymon Volante vs. Akai Headrush

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Akai Headrush.
By activating different tone heads, I created varying rhythms.
A sonic coulouring of each of these rhythms is added by different settings.

 

0:12 tape echo (Headrush)/ tape mode (Volante) – tone head 4 activated Continue reading “Strymon Volante vs. Akai Headrush”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Erica Synths Zen Delay.
For these two are digital stereo delays, please use your headphones.

Both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.

0:08 digital mode (Zen Delay)
digital mode (Nemesis) Continue reading “Source Audio Nemesis vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay”

Erica Synths Zen Delay vs. DOD Rubberneck

This is a comparison of the DOD Rubberneck with the Erica Synths Zen Delay
For both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.
The Zen Delay does not provide an analog mode. Via the filter settings, I formed an analog-like sound in the digital delay mode. And the Rubberneck is, what it is: a great dark and gritty analog delay.

0:09 band pass filter (Zen Delay)
tone at noon (Rubberneck) Continue reading “Erica Synths Zen Delay vs. DOD Rubberneck”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay

This is a comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with the Erica Synths Zen Delay
For both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.
I would like to present some sonic options by using different modes and filters of the Erica Synths Zen Delay and varying speeds and a higher record level for tape saturation of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

0:09 tape mode / band pass filter (Zen Delay)
low speed (Tube Tape Echo) Continue reading “Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay”

AnalogMan ARDX20 vs. Maxon AD-900 – Analog delay comparison

This is a comparison of the AnalogMan ARDX20 with the Maxon AD-900.
These both analog delays create a rather dark sound. They are about the same size, but for the AnalogMan ARDX20 comes along with the Amazeo, it will need a bit more space on the pedalboard. Therefore, you will additionally get tap tempo and modulation.
Sonically both delay pedals are based on the Ibanez AD-9.
For the Maxon AD-9 does not provide modulation, I forego showing this feature of the AnalogMan ARDX20. Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

0:07 about 600ms delay time (max. delay time of the AD-900)
1:02 shorter delay time Continue reading “AnalogMan ARDX20 vs. Maxon AD-900 – Analog delay comparison”

Strymon Volante – soundscaping loop with Elektron Digitakt

This is a stereo demo of the sound on sound mode of the Strymon Volante accompanied by the Elektron Digitakt.
Recorded with the Elektron Digitakt and Ableton live.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Jazzmaster, Strymon Volante, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton live.

AnalogMan ARDX20 vs. DOD Rubberneck – Analog delay comparison

This is a comparison of the AnalogMan ARDX20 with the DOD Rubberneck.
These both analog delays create a rather dark sound. Each of them provides modulation and – if you also use the Amazeo for the ARDX20- also tap tempo.
Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

0:07 Rubberneck with tone and gain at 12 o’clock Continue reading “AnalogMan ARDX20 vs. DOD Rubberneck – Analog delay comparison”

Strymon Volante – live looping (sound on sound mode)

This is a stereo demo of a fading loop of a worn tape mode of the Strymon Volante.
Recorded with the Elektron Digitakt and Ableton live.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Jazzmaster, Strymon Volante, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton live.

 

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.

0:04 EXH Deluxe Memory Man with Timmy Continue reading “Tape Emulation, analog and digital delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (Paul Cochrane Timmy)?”

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.

0:07 medium delay time Continue reading “MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe vs. AnalogMan ARDX20 – Analog delay comparison”

Analog, digital and tape delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (AnalogMan King of Tone)?

This is a comparison of three different types of delays all accompanied by the AnalogMan King of Tone.
For this demo I used a dark analog delay (DOD Rubberneck), a digital delay (Strymon DIG) and a tape delay(Fulltone Tube Tape Echo).
The first 25 seconds you can hear a sneak peak of each type of delay accompanied by the King of Tone.
Learn more about the how the King of Tone affects every single type of delay depending on the respective kind of playing (palm mutes, modulation, in the mix).

0:07 AnalogMan King of Tone solo
0:10 sneak peak DOD Rubberneck + King of Tone Continue reading “Analog, digital and tape delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (AnalogMan King of Tone)?”

Empress Echosystem Freezification vs. Gamechanger Audio PLUS Pedal

This is a comparison of the Freezification-mode of the Empress Echosystem with the Gamechanger Audio PLUS Pedal.
In this comparison, I used different times for attack and release and altered the adjustment of the tone pot in the different sound files to create varying tonal colorings.
Especially in the second file you will hear the sonic difference between the PLUS Pedals and the Echosystem. While the PLUS Pedal puts the layers on top of each other and fades out more fluently, the current signal of the Echosystem fades out completely before the next sound wave arises. Depending on the style of playing, this difference regarding the blend effect can be used quite purposefully.

1:39 Kill dry/Wet only + dark, natural sustain Continue reading “Empress Echosystem Freezification vs. Gamechanger Audio PLUS Pedal”

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.