Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Strymon Volante vs. Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

This is a stereo comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.
Find out more about marvellous sound options of these two vintage style tape echo emulation pedals.

Please use your headphones!

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteThe Italian as well as the Spanish word “Volante“ means wheel or travelling/flying.
I think, it refers to the magnetic disc of a Binson Echorec, for the Strymon Volante emulates its sounds (as well as further tape echo sounds) in a very special way. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

7 Questions to Ilja Krumins (Gamechanger Audio) – The Interview

This time the “7 questions to …”- interview comes around on video.

Here are 7 questions to Ilja Krumins from Gamechanger Audio.

Many thanks to Ilja for the interview.

And for those, who are looking for one of these georgeous guitars you can see in this video, just click here.

Review: Walrus Audio ARP-87

ARP-87ARP-87 – a pair of interacting galaxies, affecting each other by gravitative interaction and the exchange of gas and dust.
Let`s have a look, if the Walrus Audio ARP-87 boasts likewise characteristics like its eponym. Continue reading “Review: Walrus Audio ARP-87”

Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth – Is Ilja going to destroy the speaker?

Ilja Krumins from Gamechanger Audio explains at the Superbooth 2019 how the Motor Synth works and gives a demo of how the Motor Synth may sound like.

Find out if Ilja is going to destroy the speaker.

Many thanks to Ilja for the interview.

DMB Pedals Lunar

LunarThe DMB Pedals Lunar is a moderate pedalboard-friendly analog delay with a design that is in colour pretty uncommon. Continue reading “DMB Pedals Lunar”

Evolution of the pedalboard

pedalboard smallStarting to play guitar, most guitarists dispense with effect pedals.
The guitar connected to the amp is all you need to be happy. Continue reading “Evolution of the pedalboard”

Tips & Tricks: Wireless?

Tips & tricksEven on small stages it is pretty comfortable, not to get entangled in guitar cables and to avoid the knotting of the cables of all band members.
The alternative to the usual stereo cables is a wireless sound system.
But is this kind of signal transmission suitable for every guitarist?
And, are there any disadvantages? Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Wireless?”

Fluctuating mains voltage = different sound?

Ask the DudeAlmost every guitarist knows this phenomenon: in the rehearsal room the sound of the guitar was absolutely perfect, and the amp has been situated right in the sweet spot. But live on stage, the magic has disappeared. Continue reading “Fluctuating mains voltage = different sound?”

Other history = other ideas of a good sound?

Was wäreThe sounds you already know will shape your acoustic habits and expectations and every new impression of sound will be measured by these aspects.

Continue reading “Other history = other ideas of a good sound?”

How to combine effect pedals – not every combination works fine

Ask the DudeSome combinations of effect pedals are awkward – similar to human relationships: some won’t get along well with one another. Continue reading “How to combine effect pedals – not every combination works fine”

Which effect should I get? The Lexicon PCM 81 or a reverb stompbox?

Although the Lexicon PCM 81 was most famous in the 80s, it still sets the standards for good reverb sounds. Continue reading “Which effect should I get? The Lexicon PCM 81 or a reverb stompbox?”