Time-based effects relate mostly to a delay in a signal — for example, echo, looper, and reverb.
Delay is created in many ways, including electronically, using springs, (Bucket Brigade), in addition to tape (like in a cassette tape or audio reel).
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If you're in the market for a bucket brigade-style analog delay pedal, here are some well-crafted ones for you to consider. See what you think.
Before we get into the best guitar analog delay pedals, we’ll begin with a word or two about them. Analog delay, using the bucket brigade chip, is a staple effect in many players’ pedalboards. Analog delay works by splitting the signal at the input into two parts and sending one part of the signal right to the output; this is the “dry” signal. Continue reading “Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals”
Many of today's Delay pedals are far more advanced than ever. Here's a look at just a few of the latest that allow us to explore new ground, and find fresh new sounds.
Before we get to the best guitar digital delay pedals, let’s take a look at what they do. The Delay effect can be used to enhance a mix or create a fuller sound. It can even allow “looping,” in which solos can be played over backing chords, all created by a single musician. Delay is also the foundation for several other effects, including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and the all-powerful Reverb. Continue reading “Best Guitar Digital Delay Pedals”
The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact, yet fully featured, includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 ms, and should be more than suitable for almost any need.
The Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal is compact but fully featured. The Chrono Delay includes delay times that go from 1 to 2700 milliseconds, and should be more than suitable for almost any need. The Bright LED display lets you see the delay time easily in milliseconds or BPM. Continue reading “Providence DLY-4 Chrono Digital Delay Pedal”
The Strymon DIG Dual Digital is two Delay Pedals in one. They can be run together as a Master and Companion — or independently — and each has its own Time and Mix knobs.
The Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay has a three-way 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. Continue reading “Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay”
While the original Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man can handle up to 550 ms of delay, a few newer versions can go up to 1100 ms, and include a tap tempo switch for delay settings.
The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is one of the original heavyweights in the realm of bucket brigade circuit-based analog delays. The Memory Man got started in the early ’80s and it’s still going strong today. The Deluxe Memory Man provides three typical controls to adjust the sound of your delay. A Time knob adjusts the speed, the Feedback knob changes the number of repeating echoes, and a Blend knob adjusts the volume of the repeating signal. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man”
With an Analog that offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2, and several other features, the DD-7 is another in a long line of great Boss effects pedals.
The Boss 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. Continue reading “Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal”
Operated by two simple controls, the Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter is completely analog, and features a four-stage phase shifting design.
The Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal is a compact-size reissue of the classic Small Stone Phaser pedal and produces the same sound that made the classic 1970 Small Stone famous. It is a completely analog phaser that features a very smooth phase sound made possible by it’s four-stage phase shifting design. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal”
The 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”
This versatile, three-engine Flashback Triple Delay Pedal is TonePrint-enabled and includes Time, Repeat, Mix, Subdivision, Delay, and Analog controls, in addition to their many variations.
The TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay is a three-engine delay pedal capable of creating a wide variety of tones. The three separate delays can be run simultaneously, in series or in parallel. The Flashback Triple delay is TonePrint-enabled, allowing you to download signature tones from the internet to your pedal, including tones that you create using an editing app. The pedal features 12 built-in delay types and four spaces for TonePrint delays. The built-in delays include Tape, Tube, Space, Analog, Analog Mod, Reverse, Dynamic, 2290, 2290 Mod, Slap, LoFi, and Ping Pong. Continue reading “Flashback Triple Delay Guitar Effects Pedal from TC Electronic”