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Recommend me a delay pedal
Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:37 AM
Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:45 PM
If you're just starting out and not looking to spend alot of money and get a ton of features, then the Ibanez DE7 is probably the way to go. Boss DD3 right behind that. If you are wanting to spend more and have certain features in mind then just let us know. It's a big market out there.
Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:48 PM
Are you gonna give us something more to work with? It would be much easier to recommend something if you told us what you were looking for.
Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:55 PM
i don't really want anything digital because it generally sounds like shit imo, so if there's a reasonably priced analog out there, i'd take that. i'm not completely closed to digital suggestions, though.
Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:16 PM
I definately wouldn't say that anything digital generally sounds like shit. Perhaps to your ears, but there are some awesome digital delays out there. But as for analog under $150, the Memory Boy seems like a pretty damn good option. You could even afford an expression pedal with the left over money.
EDIT: Oh, and there's the Malekko 616 aswell, which looks awesome! $149 Malekko 616
I'd be torn between the two.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 02:48 AM
digital delays are produced from a microchip.
most common these days is the solidstate bucketbrigade type of analog delay. such as the memory mans, mxr carbon copy and a few other ones, these are not as flexible as the digital delays but often yield a superior tone, and to my ears sound more musical. tape and tube echo units are usually extremely big and bulky and are extremely rare, or reissued for a very high price. Usually very faulty as well.
digital delays usually emulate these other types of delays, and sometimes have their own effects.
i would never given the option use a digital delay or delay vst(other than fattening a signal, or you want a strictly digital sound) for studio use, they don't sound nearly as nice, on record. In a live setting digital delays are fine and work great.
in short, analog comes from circuitry and digital comes from a microchip.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 06:20 AM
that clears up a lot of things for me. thanks deer
A bucket-brigade analog delay can, technically, be viewed as a half digital, half analog device.
A digital delay digitizes (bits) the delay signal, in an analog delay, the signal remains analog (voltage). That is the main distinction. Both use forms of memory, though rudimentary in the case of analog, to create delay.
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