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by Jeremy Garber
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

"Can't afford an Echoplex? Echo-Matic and a three head tape deck get you into action for less than $10 in parts." http://www.moosapotamus.net/IDEAS/Echo-Matic_a.gif http://www.moosapotamus.net/IDEAS/Echo-Matic_b.gif Yes! I've looked over that article once before, and it seems like a really great st...
by Jeremy Garber
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

Yes, I have had a lot of fun with creative routing of FX to get ambient, spooky, and whatnot type noises. This project is intended for live use, so I don't want to depend on a mixer to achieve the sound. However, I did want to have an insert point on this 'pedal' so that I could insert say, a distor...
by Jeremy Garber
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

So which IC will you be using? That I am not sure yet. I haven't looked into what is available. I was under the assumption that there is such a thing as an analog delay (sans tape). If you want a simple, one chip (or two) delay, you're looking at a digital one...like the chips from Holtek or Prince...
by Jeremy Garber
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

nclayton's post has brought a question to my mind. How different is it really to have the delay time controlled by an IC as opposed to a complete analog circuit as per the Echoplex? nclayton says using an IC chip will just be a digital delay add tape hiss. But honestly, how is it different? Do you t...
by Jeremy Garber
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

Ya, I think you guys do have a point about the break out box. Doing something like that wouldn't bother me at all. That's good advice too- allowing yourself to be flexible and dynamic with ideas. What was it about the wiring that gave it so much static? Really long wires? Input too close to output? ...
by Jeremy Garber
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

What I need to do is Google all the 3head tape decks I can find to figure out which models I'll be looking at. That's my starting point. Then from those decks, narrow it down to the ones that have a motorized head engagement. At that point, I should have a few decks with usable transports, and it wi...
by Jeremy Garber
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

I'm not sure about motor engagement... Can you explain what you mean exactly? On many decks the playback and record buttons are physically attached to levers that push the heads down onto the tape (engagement). On nicer decks the buttons are just electronic switches that, when pressed, start a moto...
by Jeremy Garber
Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

TP, Do the top and bottom decks have electric motor engagement for the heads? Are they 3 head? If so, any way you feel like tearing them up for a photo op?

BTW, those knobs are an obligatory rip.
by Jeremy Garber
Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

LOL! The asexual magnetic tape 69. hahah That's what the pedal should be called. Believe it or not that brainstorm had popped into my head while making my last post to this thread. However, it goes against my desire to make this pedal easily recreated in case others would like one. Trying to keep th...
by Jeremy Garber
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

I have been looking into this also. One of the more complex things I have run against is making the space between the tape heads and the tape correct(don't think I'm putting that quite right...) Ya, I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean. Any way you can elaborate? Are you building your own ...
by Jeremy Garber
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

Hmm.... thinking... What if delay time was done using an IC? Basically using the tape transport for coloring the sound, instead of actually controlling the delay time. So, it would still be record head -> playback head, but the feedback loop would have an IC in the path to control the delay time. A ...
by Jeremy Garber
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Available kits for DIY assembly
Replies: 82
Views: 152775

General Guitar Gadgets http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 They sell stomp box kits. I just ordered my first one from them almost a week ago (may get some time today to start it). It was delivered very fast. Lots of great documentation and links on their site....
by Jeremy Garber
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

Ya, I've thought about that limited space for head contact on cassettes. It may turn out being something ripped from an old reel to reel, and having to construct my own transport. Definitely a challenging project. At least for personal use, it would be worth it to me to find a way to do this.
by Jeremy Garber
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

Thanks for that link. Lots of good stuff there.
by Jeremy Garber
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DiY Tape Delay?
Replies: 58
Views: 25090

Well, for the feedback loop, you would add a potentiometer to limit the amount of signal feed back through. As for when it is not in use, I would add a true bypass switch around the whole circuit. So the pot would basically be a volume control between the playback and record heads? How do I control...