Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay

strymon digThe Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay is two delays in one pedal. The two delays can be run together as a master and companion delay or independently

The DIG Dual Digital Delay a three-way modulation switch to toggle between Off, Light, and Deep modulations, giving this pedal chorus properties. There is also a three-way Type switch that allows you to choose from different kinds of delays. The 24/96 mode is a high-resolution modern delay, the ADM mode is an emulation designed to sound like early ’80s delay units, and the 12-BIT is an emulation of the 12-bit pulse code modulation mode of mid ’80s units. Both delays share the Repeat knob, which acts like the feedback control on most other units. Each delay has its own Time and Mix knobs, and the companion delay time can be set in either free-running mode or in an adjustable ratio to the master delay.

Free-running delay time allows you to easily dial in delays from 20ms to 1.6s. The delays can be set up in series, parallel, or ping-pong mode. The adjustable ratio includes triplet, eighth note, dotted eighth note, dotted quarter note, and the golden ratio. This pedal features stereo output, true bypass, and a jack for an external expression pedal. The Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay is powered by an included power adapter.

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

boss dd-7The Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal is another in a long line of great Boss effect pedals

The DD-7 has increased its usual delay time to 6.4 seconds, which should be more than enough for most users. There’s a Hold mode that allows a player to record up to 40 seconds of audio for “sound on sound” performances. Modulation allows the pedal to create chorus type delays. Analog offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2. Dial in your tones using four top-mounted control knobs. Effect Level adjusts the volume of the effect. F.BACK adjusts how much signal gets fed back to the effect. Delay Time adjusts the length of time a signal is delayed. Mode lets you select from the pedal’s multiple modes.

You can connect an external switch and an expression pedal to allow for an even more hands-free operation. The Boss DD-7 features stereo inputs and outputs so you can create wide spacial sweeps with true stereo panning. The DD-7 features a buffered bypass to keep the signal even when the effect is disengaged, and a bright LED let’s you know if the effect is active. The pedal is run on a 9-volt battery or an external power supply, and it’s housed in the standard, nearly indestructible, Boss enclosure.

Eventide TimeFactor Delay Effect Pedal

best guitar digital delayThe Eventide TimeFactor Delay Effect Pedal is one of the first foot pedal models from a company that usually creates very powerful studio outboard effects

The TimeFactor Delay features nine dual delays for a wide range of stereo delay types that are each fully customizable. The delay types include Digital, Vintage, Tape, Mod, Ducked, Band, Filter, Multi, Reverse, and Looper. Each Dual Delay effect can operate in stereo, dual mono, or in straight mono. Each of the delays can have its own tempo subdivision for intricate rhythmic delays. Continue reading “Eventide TimeFactor Delay Effect Pedal”

Boss DD 500 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

boss DD 500The Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal is very complex and it’s packed with great creative power.

This pedal features 12 versatile delay modes ranging from vintage style tape emulators to modern digital clarity. The ultra clean sound is delivered using 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and a 96 kHz sampling rate. There are customizable control settings for onboard and external switches. A large, bright, and easy-to-read LCD panel makes editing and storing patches fairly easy tasks. Continue reading “Boss DD 500 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal”

How to play Roxanne by The Police

roxanneIf you want to learn how to play “Roxanne,” by The Police, this is a great place to get started.

This time we take a look at the song “Roxanne” by The Police. This song was written by Sting in 1978 for their debut album “Outlandos d’Amour.” This was the first single and it helped make The Police a household name. You can hear Sting accidentally sit on a Piano and laugh in the very beginning. With only two main sections to learn, this is a very easy song to play.

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Evil Ways by Santana – How to Play

evil waysEvil Ways is played in the key of G Minor Dorian, a mode of F Major, and both scales share the same notes.

This time, we are going to learn how to play Evil Ways, as performed by Santana on their self-titled debut album in 1969. The song was written by Clarence Henry and was originally recorded by Willy Bobo in 1967. It has been said that Carlos Santana detuned his guitar one whole step to play the chords in an open position for the recording.

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Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal

Boss RV-6Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal

The RV-6 is Boss’s first new compact reverb pedal since 2002. The Boss RV-6 offers eight different reverb effects and uses four control knobs to dial in your sound. The first control knob is the Effect Level and this allows you to adjust how much reverb is mixed with the dry signal. The Tone knob adjusts the brightness of the reverb, and the Time knobs adjust how long the reverb trails off. The last knob allows you to choose among the available reverbs. Continue reading “Boss RV-6 Digital Reverb Pedal”

Under My Thumb by The Rolling Stones – How to Play

under my ThumbIf you want to learn how to play Under My Thumb by The Rolling Stones, this is a great place to get started

Under My Thumb was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for the 1966 record Aftermath. This record was the first to be recorded in the United States and is notable for the instruments not usually associated with the Rolling Stones, such as the Marimba. BIll Wyman uses (most likely) a Maestro Fuzz pedal on the Bass guitar for this song.

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MXR M300 Digital Reverb Pedal

MXR M300 Digital Reverb PedalMXR M300 Digital Reverb Pedal

The MXR M300 Digital Reverb is another great one in a long line of MXR pedals. The M300 Digital Reverb contains six different styles and each is fine-tuned using three control knobs. Decay adjusts the length of the reverberation, Blend adjusts how much reverb is added to the dry signal, and Tone, which adjusts the brightness of the reverb, also doubles as a push-button to cycle through the six reverb types: Plate, Spring, Epic, Mod, Room, and Pad. The Plate reverb, as you might expect, is a plate reverb emulator while Spring emulates a spring reverb. Mod adds pitch and phase modulation to the plate reverb sound. Epic combines the reflections of multiple modulated reverbs. Room is a room emulator. Pad is a unique combination of sub-octave + octave-up with echoes + shimmer + synth/organ modulation + reverb.

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