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?”
For a new song, I used a chord sequence recorded with a reverse delay. I think, in my own case this is an appropriate substitute for an extensive synth sound. But I recognized that it is pretty hard to control the reverse delay and now, I am not able to reproduce my record exactly. I have the feeling that it does whatever it wants to do. Somehow, the rhythm of the reverse signal varies each time. I am not sure, if this is problem only occurs in my setup but I tried my best to describe the trouble. At the moment I am using the reverse delay of the Boss ME-80, might this be the source of error?Continue reading “Reverse delay trouble”
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.
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”
The 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”
This is a comparison of the Boss DD-7 with the Boss DD-8. They look like twins, but what about the sound? Find out more about the sonic similarities and differences in varying modes, different delay times and regarding modulation and reverse.
There is an enormous number of nice delay pedals and there is one within everyone’s price range. Regarding the budget area, you will also find a lot of good delay pedals, analog ones as well as tape emulations and digital delays.
This is a video about a real time random sampling with the TC Electronic DITTO X4 and the Elektron Digitakt. The random reverse and pitch effects are triggered via midi by the Digitakt. Everything has been recorded via the Electron Digitakt into Ableton Live.
gear: Fender Telecaster, TC Electronic DITTO X4, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton Live
This is a video about how to use the TC Electronic DITTO X4 as a delay effect by connecting it to the Elektron Digitakt. Check out how to create different delay times like quarters, eighths and half notes. I also present a tape reverse as well as a tape stop effect. If you are interested in a step-by-step instruction, please let me know.
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