Some of the delay pedal demos I've seen sound similar to reverb, especially short, slap back type delay. Am I crazy? Can someone confirm this?
Isn't natural reverb just multiple delays anyway?Considering the Belton Brick, which is an awful lot of boutique and DIY pedals and some amps, is just shatter delay (multiple delay chips) and people like the sound of those, then yes, absolutely, delay CAN sound like reverb.
Yes but it's highly specialized, and varies a lot from manufacturer to manufacturer, how they're set up. I'm still fairly new to understanding how reverb works but the way I understand it, a "standard" way of doing it is by having "early reflection" delays (the initial echo pattern), diffusion delays and a plex (Eventide I know uses Plex in their verbs--pretty sure Lexicon does too, even though you can't manipulate them like in the Eventides). Have you heard the "Cloud" mode yet on the Strymon Big Sky? All those little taps are similar to an early reflection pattern...the taps get "smoothed out" by running them through one or more "diffusers" (which is a pattern of a few *very* short delays with filters and different phases going on, with high feedback--it smoooths out the "attack energy" and smears it into one big sound, instead of lots of discrete delay taps--on the Strymons, this is called "Smear")...then comes the tail, which in the Eventides (I believe) is made by running the early reflections through a Plex delay pattern (usually from 4-16 delay lines in parallel, which all feedback into each other, and can either be modulated/detuned/filtered, among other things).Isn't natural reverb just multiple delays anyway?
pretty much. Reverb is everywhere, we just tend to tune it out as it makes it easier to 'hear' the fundamental sound and it's dominant echoes.Isn't natural reverb just multiple delays anyway?