Ask the Dude: Modulation effects – analog dry through yes or no?

Ask the DudeQuestion to the Dude:

“I decided to spend a bit more money for a pedalboard and to buy a Gigrig G2 and, beside others, a Strymon Timeline. I am almost sure, that the analog dry through function makes a decisive difference regarding the dry signal.
Here is my question: Is it true, that modulation effects can not really deal with analog dry through and phasing problems may occur? Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Modulation effects – analog dry through yes or no?”

Boss DD-7 vs. Source Audio Nemesis – Digital Delay Comparison

This is a Comparison of the Boss DD-7 with the Source Audio Nemesis. Besides the analog and digital delay sounds and the reverse mode of both pedals, I also demonstrate how either of them will sound in the mix.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Walrus Audio ARP-87 vs. Source Audio Nemesis – Digital Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the Source Audio Nemesis.
In this video you will find out more about the sound of the digital and the analog mode, of these two digital delay pedals. Besides, I also present the digital mode with modulation how both pedals may sound in the mix.

Big Pedalboard – All pedals midi sync

This is a video about how to use a huge pedalboard with all pedals midi sync. Besides the standard TRS cable I am using my self-designed DelayDude Midi Sync Cable. Check it out here.

The three controller pedals to control the DigiTech SDRUM, the Source Audio Nemesis and the DigiTech JamMan are also available in the DelayDude shop.

gear: Fender Jazzmaster with P90, Strymon Big Sky cab simulation direct into the soundcard rack preamp of the recording PC, Cubase.

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?”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Strymon DIG – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Strymon DIG.

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

Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots

PotisLooking at the pedalboards of other guitarists, I frequently find the effect pedal pots at 12 o’clock position or even varying marginal from that standard position.
Although even overdrive pedals with only three knobs offer various options – if you are willing to use them. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Be brave – use the pots”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

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

Is there a delay sounding like the Deluxe Memory Man? Part2

Ask the DudeThe Big Box Deluxe Memory Man is by far one of the best delays that have ever been invented.
But the size of the enclosure is tremendous.

But is there a delay that sounds like the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man? Continue reading “Is there a delay sounding like the Deluxe Memory Man? Part2”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

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

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall RKM.

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Strymon El Capistan – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Strymon El Capistan.

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

Effect History: Multi Digital Delays – Current developments (Part 3)

Effect PedalIn part 1 and 2 I have dedicated myself to the beginnings of multi digital delays and the second generation of this kind of pedals.
Recently there occurred some new developments concerning delays, so I would like to present the latest multi delays. Continue reading “Effect History: Multi Digital Delays – Current developments (Part 3)”

Analog pedals vs. digital emulations

Ask the DudeFrequently the question arises which kind of pedal to chose: an analog one or a digital emulation?

It almost seems to be an article of faith and this is why I would like to illuminate this controversal issue. Continue reading “Analog pedals vs. digital emulations”