Effect pedal switcher

Custom OrderA pedalboard with many pedals on it offers various possibilities but at the same time, it is pressty complicated to switch between different pedals.
After adding tremolo and reverb to the clean sound of the verse, for the refrain you may want to switch abruptly to an overdriven sound. In this case you ought to be able to switch between three pedals at the same time.
How can switching operations like these be simplified? Continue reading “Effect pedal switcher”

Tips & Tricks: Effect pedals – Mark your settings

Tips & tricksOnce found, every guitarist is willing to save the perfect settings of his pedals. There are various possibilities to protect the pots from unintentional adjustment. Here you will find an article about this topic.

But what if you want to alternate between two or three different settings? How can you save or mark the respective settings without fixing the pots? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Effect pedals – Mark your settings”

Catalinbread Belle Epoch

catalinbread belle epochThe Catalinbread Belle Epoch is a pedalboard friendly digital delay with an inbuilt preamp that is oriented to the legendary Maestro Echoplex Transistor Tape Echo. Continue reading “Catalinbread Belle Epoch”

The perfect delay pedal – Part 2

Ask the DudeIn the first part of “The perfect delay pedal” I declared myself to be an analog delay fan and expressed myself for tap tempo and midi input.

This second part will be about more features, a perfect delay should – in my opinion – provide. Continue reading “The perfect delay pedal – Part 2”

Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Ask the DudeThe Strymon El Capistan is one of the best digital tape echo emulations.
Nevertheless, some miss the warm character of an analog device and consider that the sound of the Strymon El Capistan is somehow sterile. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”

Power scaling

Marshall JCM900It is pretty complicated to get a nice overdriven amp sound at a moderate volume level.
Of course, there is the possibility to install a master volume but, in that case, you will only get a preamp distortion and no power amp overdrive.
And in the end this kind of sound has nothing to do with the beloved power amp overdrive. Continue reading “Power scaling”

Tips & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?

Tips & tricksThe charm of tape delays is unique, and their digital emulations are pretty popular.

But what makes this tape echo sound and is it possible to get this sound without a tape echo emulation? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape delay sounds without a tape?”

Overdrive – Distortion – Fuzz

I guess every guitarist knows the three types of overdriven guitar-sounds: overdrive, distortion and fuzz.

But what is the difference between them? Continue reading “Overdrive – Distortion – Fuzz”

Types of Delays

Delays enrich the guitar-signal and create a vivid sound. There are numerous songs that get their very own character through the sound of a delay (f. e. many songs of U2).

There are different types of delays; each of them has got its advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “Types of Delays”