The fairytale of the bad compression

  Ask the DudeFrequently, I read comments on YouTube that it actually is impossibly to assess a sound of a pedal in demo video because of the compression.
I am in fact unable to understand these comments but nevertheless or even because of this lack of understanding I would like to dedicate this small article to this issue. 

Continue reading “The fairytale of the bad compression”

Effect pedals interacting with the whole setup

Ask the DudeOne loves the Tubescreamer, the other hates it. It is impossible to keep everyone happy. While to one guitarist the overdrive pedal sounds perfect, stresses the mids in an optimal way and creates the ultimate range of distortion, the same pedal seems hollow with the bass cut quite too much to another guitar player. Continue reading “Effect pedals interacting with the whole setup”

Catalinbread Adineko

catalinbread adinekoThe Catalinbread Adineko is a pedalboard friendly digital delay. The 9V pedal dispenses with tap tempo, stereo in- and outputs, a looper as well as an input for an expression pedal or midi. Continue reading “Catalinbread Adineko”

+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 4+++

NewsThe rumor mill is churning….
Here I would like to present the last part of a collection of some interesting NAMM Show news. Continue reading “+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 4+++”

+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 3+++

NewsThe rumor mill is churning….
Here I would like to present a collection of some interesting NAMM Show news. Continue reading “+++ NAMM 2019 News Part 3+++”

Downsizing Part 2

PedalboardLarge pedalboards with uncountable pedals on them might weaken the signal or at least change the sound in a certain way. In this case, it is secondary whether you use true bypass pedals or buffered ones. Even the length of the cables on your pedalboard will influence the sound. Continue reading “Downsizing Part 2”

Blind Analog Delay Comparison – DOD Rubberneck vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a blind comparison of the DOD Rubberneck wth the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

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

Solution: Continue reading “Blind Analog Delay Comparison – DOD Rubberneck vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”

7 questions to Mike Piera (AnalogMan)

7 questions to I am particularly pleased to be able to present an interview today, that, to me, is like an advanced Christmas present.
Although he has got a lot of work right now, Mike Piera, better known as AnalogMan, took the time to answer to my 7 questions. Continue reading “7 questions to Mike Piera (AnalogMan)”

Boss DD-20 digital delay

Boss DD-20In contrast to most Boss stompboxes, the DD-20 is a rather less pedalboard-friendly pedal.
In exchange, it shines with spectacular 23 seconds maximum delay and loop time. Continue reading “Boss DD-20 digital delay”

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 Retro-Sonic Analog Delay sounds grittier and percussive while the sound of the Maxon AD 900 is clearer and darker.