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Post by calaverasgrandes » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:23 pm

the 1024 goes to 1 second right?
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Post by RefD » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:35 pm

calaverasgrandes wrote:the 1024 goes to 1 second right?
yup, and the 2048 goes to 2 seconds.

some of them have an envelope follower mode where you can control the delay time with signal amplitude...very fun and good for ADT style doubling, too.
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Post by Sean Sullivan » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:57 am

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minorleagues wrote:So, according to mod website, the Effectron only goes down to a 256 ms delay? That can't be right.
the Effectron II ADM 256 is indeed 256ms maximum delay time.
The link said the minimum delay time for the Effectron II ADM 1020 is 256ms though...I can't imagine that's right, that's pretty long if you want a short, slap delay.
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Post by RefD » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:26 am

i have no idea about the 1020.
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Post by danno2 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:15 pm

Chris, I too have a 1030 somewhere around here- I haven't used it in years. ( I'm mostly ITB, what can I say...)

I do seem to recall that the presets on mine would never store. Do you happen to know if there's a battery inside the unit for that?

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Post by Lumin » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:01 am

i believe there is an internal battery which allows for storage of user presets. ive been looking for an effectron unit too
anyone not using one that wants to part with theirs let me know

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Post by Sean Sullivan » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:00 am

Guys, that thing is the best $30 I've ever spent. The delay are surprisingly high quality, and can do some crazy weird modulation effects. And it's so simple.
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:57 am

I wouldnt describe the effectron as high quality. Its got no high end or bass. The Old Digitech delay that had a similar button/knob configuration is waht I think of when I think of hifi delay. But of course I prefer the effectron. It just sounds gooder.
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Post by RefD » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:02 am

danno2 wrote:Chris, I too have a 1030 somewhere around here- I haven't used it in years. ( I'm mostly ITB, what can I say...)

I do seem to recall that the presets on mine would never store. Do you happen to know if there's a battery inside the unit for that?
yes, there is.

it's cylindrical and is soldered directly to the board with a glop of glue underneath.

it's worthwhile to take the top off the unit and look to see if it's leaking.

amazingly, the one in my ADM-2048 from 1982 still works!
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:20 am

RefD wrote:amazingly, the one in my ADM-2048 from 1982 still works!
Sorry totally OT but your avatar almost made me spray hot coffee out of my nose.
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Post by RefD » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:42 pm

calaverasgrandes wrote:
RefD wrote:amazingly, the one in my ADM-2048 from 1982 still works!
Sorry totally OT but your avatar almost made me spray hot coffee out of my nose.
:D

back OT, i just found the email from the guy who sold it to me saying he's had the battery replaced a few times since the unit was bought, so i should amend that date to sometime much more recent.

but the DDL itself is from around 1982.
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Post by Sean Sullivan » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:05 pm

Well, I guess the Effectron isn't "hi-fi" but what I really meant is that it sounds good with a load of character. It sounds better than $30 that's for sure. The only other rackmount delay I've used is a PCM42 and it doesn't sound 20 times the cost better.
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Post by RefD » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:40 pm

oh yeah, character for days!

when i croak it i'm leaving mine to whichever of my kids becomes a musician...and if both of them do then they'll just have to share, but it's not getting sold.
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Post by shedshrine » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:24 am

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"The EFFECTRON series is the only low cost, full bandwidth,
high performance line of digital delay processors.
A real technological breakthrough unmatched by anyone!!!

At last-you can afford high quality, natural sounding digital delay.

Visit your local dealer and check it out!

Listen and compare...."
All this for $30
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