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?”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Erica Synths Zen Delay.
For these two are digital stereo delays, please use your headphones.

Both delays do not have true bypass, I used a true bypass looper (Lehle Parallel) for the audio recording.

0:08 digital mode (Zen Delay)
digital mode (Nemesis) Continue reading “Source Audio Nemesis vs. Erica Synths Zen Delay”

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 90s, 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.