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Hardware Delay for Vocals

Post by mdoomsday » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:22 am

I'm looking to get old school dub style delay on vocals in a live and rehearsel setting as well as recording. Very early Jane's Addiction/Perry Farrell vocals would be a good reference. He used the Ibanez DM1000 rack unit. I'm looking to get something new that may have a similar sound. Hardware only. Any suggestions?

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Post by mojobone » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:33 am

In order of preference:

Chandler Digital Echo

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Alesis MidiVerb 4

Line6 DL-4

All the above have a fairly analog-sounding delay, (what you'd want for dub, IMO) except the Fulltone which really IS analog, not sure if they still make the Chandler.
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:20 pm

what no mention of the Deltalab Effectron? I (and a few other fellas on this board) love those delays. I dont have a functioning one right now, but they sound great. Just don't road them too hard as they seem to quit if you expect them to take a 4-5 foot drop off a stage and function.
They do have a nice soft sound, the delays can be modulated as well. It also does flange and phase with positive or negative feedaback. Delay times vary depending on the model. I have seen 256ms up to 1024ms. I heard they also made a 2048ms model but you know, the internet is full of bs.
Oh yeah, the pedals being sold at GC these days with the deltalab name/logo have NOTHING to do with the originals.
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Post by firby » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:32 pm

I just picked up a blue face adm 256 effectron at a yardsale in front of a drum shop. It cost me 15 bucks. I have another one just like it and it is broken. I was hoping to get one that works from the pair and maybe even get a longer delay out of them. I like the noisy washed out character of those particular delays.
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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:00 pm

there's always my namesake...if you can find one for a reasonable price, which seems difficult these days.

i have the line6 and it's kinda meh.

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Post by mojobone » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:48 pm

Keely has a mod for the DL-4.
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Post by joel hamilton » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:02 pm

Effectron. echoplex. hiwatt tape echo. korg stage echo. electrix mofx (really).

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Post by DrummerMan » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:04 pm

EH Deluxe Memory Man


Not the cleanest piece of gear but it sounds awesome. I've comfortably used this as my only OTB delay for years, and I know a pretty successful dub producer who only uses one for all his delay work as well.
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Post by Waltz Mastering » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:12 pm

lexicon pcm 42 or prime time - used

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Post by joel hamilton » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:29 pm

I have a '42 and I use it 1 out of every 25 times I need delay. I use the effectrons WAY more than the 42. its a great delay, and for modulated predelay for the plate? nothing beats it....

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Post by RefD » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:52 pm

another vote here for the old DeltaLab DDLs, specifically the Effectron and Super Time-Line units.

note: i'm NOT talking about the bullshit Musician's Friend/GC Chinese crap pedals that are now badged as DeltaLab.
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Post by vapour trail » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:26 am

eventide time factor
EHX memory man
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Post by Waltz Mastering » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:38 am

vapour trail wrote:eventide time factor
+1 for the Time Factor.. especially because my bro designed it.
joel hamilton wrote:I have a '42 and I use it 1 out of every 25 times I need delay. I use the effectrons WAY more than the 42. its a great delay, and for modulated predelay for the plate? nothing beats it....
Effectron over a pcm 42? ...not gonna go there ; )

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Post by roscoenyc » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:14 am

PCM 42 and 41 sound pretty nice and just enough degraded to me when
the 2X button is engaged. Lengthens the delay but more importantly
cuts the fidelity in half.

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Post by drumsound » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:23 am

roscoenyc wrote:PCM 42 and 41 sound pretty nice and just enough degraded to me when
the 2X button is engaged. Lengthens the delay but more importantly
cuts the fidelity in half.
A very distinct tone!

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