Analog vs. Digital

amz-fx

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It's not what you think... :)

After not buying any pedals in 2018, I went on a pedal buying spree in mid-2019.

However, one thing I noticed as I was working with the pedals over the holiday was that every pedal that I bought was digital.

Anyone else found that they have enough analog pedals, and have been exploring more digital models?

regards, Jack
 

cap10kirk

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My only analog pedals are a couple Big Muffs and a Rat, and most of the time I use the Muff model in my HX Stomp instead of the real thing. All my other pedals are digital...not that I have a whole lot of pedals overall, but I do have far more digital than analog.
 

Warkli

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I have only two digital pedals and both of them are delays. I guess i like digital delay emulations. I am not kind of a guy obsessed with analog operation but all my other pedals like modulations, ODs, comp, wah etc. are analog. I use what sounds cool to my ears and what is handy feature-wise.
 

Lung plunger

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I love my Skreddy Echo. Tracking leads on my band's new album this weekend, and my solo tone was just a Skreddy Echo and a Skreddy Mayo.
They do sound great. It was recommended to me in a thread, and by far one of the most solid recommendations ever. Love it.
 
M

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No. Actually I have zero digital pedals on my pedalboards, except that one board has an HX Stomp for delay+reverb+tremolo+tuning. But other than that all drives, modulation pedals and delay pedals that I use are analog. Well, there are a few digital delay pedals on the shelf. I do try all the digital stuff too, but I never seem to keep them, except tuners.
 
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TimmyPage

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About 80% of my gigs in the last year, and all of my at-home playing have been done with an AxeFX so I think it's safe to say that I'm on the all-digital-everything train.

I still love analog pedals for what they do, and I have a drawer full of them for recording and sometimes gigs. When you need an analog phaser, univibe or a fuzz pedal, no digital recreation will quite do. (Although I hear the fuzzes on the Line 6 helix are quite good!)
 

caballero59

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This may not be a concern but nevertheless, it does not give me a warm fuzzy...it seems that with separate digital pedals, there must be an AD/DA conversion for every one that you patch in. Doesn't this add up? For this reason, if you're going digital effects, keep them all on the same unit, and you may as well do your IR processing on that same unit while you're at it.
 

Riffa

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I’ve been trying—and enjoying—a lot of digital pedals since the beginning of the year. I even got a digital compressor (something I would never have done in the past) and I’m glad I did because it’s awesome (Boss CP-1X). I’ve also had a lot of fun with an old Whammy, and the Boss Tera Echo. I do like my analog pedals, though.
 

amz-fx

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I do like my analog pedals, though.
Yes, me too. I much prefer analog pedals for fuzz/distortion/overdrive but I have enough of those pedals (my wife would say too many).

All of the digital pedals that I bought were either modulation, pitch shifting or some other intensive signal modifier.

regards, Jack
 

monty

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It`s all good to me. Even dirt pedals have come a long way as far as the digital thing goes.
 

Riffa

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Yes, me too. I much prefer analog pedals for fuzz/distortion/overdrive but I have enough of those pedals (my wife would say too many).
I did forget to mention, though, that I recently got the digital Boss OD-1X, too. I am still very impressed. Great sounds and very responsive.
 




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