Mr. Black Vintage Chorus or TC Electronic Corona Mini?

A reader’s question to the Dude:

I use a Mr. Black Vintage Chorus Mini and it sounds superb.
I just notice a little latency, which might be just in my mind. But I asked Mr.
Black himself and he said it’s ‘fully 24-bit DSP’. So, it has no analog dry through.
Now I wonder if for example the TC Electronic Corona Mini, which has analog dry through, would be even better.
But on the other hand, the TC Electronic Corona Mini is unable to reach the sonic quality of the Vintage Chorus.
I’m just curious about what you think about this issue. Continue reading “Mr. Black Vintage Chorus or TC Electronic Corona Mini?”

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?”

My favorite budget delays

Because of the numerous requests regarding my favorite bugdet delays, I tried to figure out my top delays within the categories tape emulation, digital delay and analog delay.
The order of the delays within the respective group or video is not a ranking, for I am unable to tell which of them I like best.

0:04 NUX Tape Core Deluxe Continue reading “My favorite budget delays”

Strymon NightSky

This is a demo of some of the marvellous sounds of the Strymon NightSky.

Learn more about the heavenly Strymon NightSky in the detailed review.

gear: Fender Telecaster, DelayDude Custom Amp, Shure SM57, Cubase, Evidence Audio SIS Cables

Strymon NightSky feat. Strymon Volante

This is a video of the Strymon NightSky featuring the Strymon Volante.
What else can I say? I hope, you enjoy the sounds as much as I do.

gear: Fender Telecaster, DelayDude Custom Amp, Shure SM57, Cubase, Evidence Audio SIS Cables.

Review: Strymon NightSky – Part 2

Strymon NightSkyThis is the second part of the review about the Strymon NightSky.
While the first part was about the construction and the extensive functions of the NightSky, this second part is dedicated to the sound of this brilliant effect pedal. Continue reading “Review: Strymon NightSky – Part 2”

Review: Strymon NightSky – Part 1

Strymon NightSkyStrymon calls the NightSky a time-warped reverberator which includes more functions than a usual reberb pedal. The new type of setting options is also innovative and is an invitation for experimentation.

This is the first part of a two-part review of the Strymon NightSky.
In the first part you will learn all about the construction and the extensive functions of the NightSky, while the second part will be dedicated to the sound of this extraordinary pedal. Continue reading “Review: Strymon NightSky – Part 1”

First flight through the Strymon NightSky

This is a video about my first contact with the marvelous Strymon NightSky.
Just lean back and enjoy the flight.

gear: Fender Telecaster, DelayDude Custom Amp, Shure SM57, Cubase, Evidence Audio SIS Cables.

NUX Atlantic

Nux AtlanticDespite the middle size of its enclosure, to me, the NUX Atlantic is a pedalboard-friendly stompbox for it is a double-effect which combines delay and reverb. Continue reading “NUX Atlantic”

My favorite tape emulations

Because of the numerous requests regarding my favorite delays, I tried to figure out my top delays and I want to start this three-part series with my favorite tape emulations.
The order of the delays within the respective group or video is no ranking for I am unable to tell which of them I like best. Thus, the presentation is according to the alphabetical order of their names.
Check out the reasons why I have chosen these delays here.

0:03 Echosystem Continue reading “My favorite tape emulations”

My favorite tape emulations

Many times, I have been asked about my favorite delay pedals and I must confess, that this question is soo hard to answer to.
Nevertheless, after a long time of thinking and trying, I figured out groups of my favorite delays regarding the categories analog delays, digital delays and tape emulations. Continue reading “My favorite tape emulations”

NUX Tape Core Deluxe

Nux Tape core deluxeThe NUX Tape Core Deluxe is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay with beautiful tape sounds.
One extraordinary specialty of this 9V pedal which you can run on battery as well as on a power supply, is the so-called T.Lock. Continue reading “NUX Tape Core Deluxe”

Review: Boss DD-8 part II

Boss DD8After you have learned all about the construction and the standard sounds of the Boss DD-8 in the first part of this review, I will now introduce the special modes of this compact digital delay. Continue reading “Review: Boss DD-8 part II”

Neunaber Expanse

Neunaber ExpanseThe Neunaber Expanse is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay that, in combination with the Expanse software sonically offers almost everything a delay-addicted can long for. Continue reading “Neunaber Expanse”

Review: Boss DD-8 part I

Boss DD8The Boss DD-8 is the most recent compact Boss delay and the direct successor of the DD-7.
In this two- part review, I will first present facts about the construction and the standard sounds of the Boss DD-8, before, in the second part, I will dedicate myself to the special modes of this compact digital delay. Continue reading “Review: Boss DD-8 part I”