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”

Strymon Volante vs. Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin

Hardware vs. Software:This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin.
Check out if there are sonic differences between a pedal and a VST plugin.
This is the first part (tape emulation) of a series of comparisons of a pedal with a VST plugin. Stay tuned for further parts about digital delays and analog delays.

0:11 tape delay Continue reading “Strymon Volante vs. Soundtoys Echoboy VST Plugin”

Strymon Volante vs. Akai Headrush

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Akai Headrush.
By activating different tone heads, I created varying rhythms.
A sonic coulouring of each of these rhythms is added by different settings.

 

0:12 tape echo (Headrush)/ tape mode (Volante) – tone head 4 activated Continue reading “Strymon Volante vs. Akai Headrush”

7 questions to Dave Fruehling (Strymon)

7 questions toI love Strymon effects and the Strymon Volante is one of my favorite delay pedals.
Therefore, I am proud to present this interview with Dave Fruehling, Co-Founder of Strymon. Continue reading “7 questions to Dave Fruehling (Strymon)”

Strymon Volante – soundscaping loop with Elektron Digitakt

This is a stereo demo of the sound on sound mode of the Strymon Volante accompanied by the Elektron Digitakt.
Recorded with the Elektron Digitakt and Ableton live.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Jazzmaster, Strymon Volante, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton live.

Strymon Volante – live looping (sound on sound mode)

This is a stereo demo of a fading loop of a worn tape mode of the Strymon Volante.
Recorded with the Elektron Digitakt and Ableton live.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Jazzmaster, Strymon Volante, Elektron Digitakt, Ableton live.

 

Tape Emulation, analog and digital delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (Paul Cochrane Timmy)?

This is a comparison of three different types of delays all accompanied by the Timmy.
For this demo I used a classic analog delay (Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man), a tape echo emulation (Strymon Volante) and a digital delay (Empress Echosystem).
The Paul Cochrane Timmy is probably the best choice, if you are looking for a transparent overdrive. so, go ahead and find out, how it affects every single type of delay depending on the respective kind of playing (like dynamic playing, modulation, in the mix).
If you are looking for a sonic sneak peak, check out 1:22.

0:04 EXH Deluxe Memory Man with Timmy Continue reading “Tape Emulation, analog and digital delay – how do they sound with an overdrive pedal (Paul Cochrane Timmy)?”

Strymon Volante vs. Catalinbread Echorec

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Catalinbread Echorec.
Both delay pedals emulate the sound of the legendary Binson Echorec- a magnetic drum delay. Concerning the categorization of delay pedals, guitarists mostly refer to analog delays, tape delays and digital delay pedals. But this true classic is often overlooked because it is pretty rare and only available in used condition.

0:52 darker setting Continue reading “Strymon Volante vs. Catalinbread Echorec”

Strymon delay comparison: Volante vs. El Capistan

This is a comparison of the brilliant Strymon delays.
Find out more about the sound of a new tape emulation, a dark, old and wobbling tape, a multi head disc style stetting and how the Volante and the El Capistan might sound in the mix.

0:09 new tape Continue reading “Strymon delay comparison: Volante vs. El Capistan”

DigiTech SDRUM midi sync with the Strymon Volante and Korg Volcas

This is a video about how to use the DelayDude Midi Sync Cables for a midi sync rig with the DigiTech SDRUM, the Strymon Volante, Korg Volca Keys and the Korg Volca FM. The bpm of the Strymon Volante have been synced with the SDRUM via midi. The Korg Volcas start and stop in sync and the speed is also synchronized with the SDRUM.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Evidence Audio SIS Cables, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Empress Echosystem vs. Strymon Volante

This is a stereo comparison of the most versatile delays at the moment. Enjoy the comparison of the Empress  Echosystem with the Strymon Volante. Please use your headphones!

0:11 drum/Echorec Continue reading “Empress Echosystem vs. Strymon Volante”

Strymon Volante vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Source Audio Nemesis.
Find out more about delay types like tape, noise tape/tape half speed, rhythmic/drum and how both of these great delays sound in the mix.

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

Strymon Volante – my favorite 7 settings

This is a video about the marvellous Strymon Volante.
For the Volante is an incredible extensive delay, I won’t even try to present all of its brilliant functions.
I only present my 7 favorite settings instead.

0:08 dark bouncing drum
0:47 bright slapback tape
1:17 wobbling drum
1:57 floating studio
2:23 percussive drum
2:55 worn-out drum
3:32 crisp drum

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

Click here for a detailed review of the Volante.

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”

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”