Delay before or after Trem?

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  1. Laroosco!

    Laroosco! Member

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    Like everything I know that there is no right answer but I'm curious what most of you are doing and why

    Thanks
     
  2. mikelaw

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    trem should be last before the amp imho.
     
  3. blood5150

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    i would think that they delay would be last.... my two cents..
     
  4. kldonegan

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    I tend to put it after delay... reason being that it would be there if it were the amp's tremolo.

    I also find that trem (or chorus or anything else in the modulation camp) can get chopped up funny in the repeats if it's running into the delay. After delay the tremolo stays consistent, as does your delay's decay. When using a volume sensitive delay patch, for example, it's much smoother and more predictable to have the tremolo's varying volume levels after the swell effect.

    Try it both ways, though.
     
  5. sense_of_henry

    sense_of_henry Member

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    I prefer Trem after everything EXCEPT delay and reverb.
     
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    I say it matters very little to me because I never run them at the same time.
     
  7. Mondoslug

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    Never? Come on man...live a little. Trem into a Deluxe Memoryman wreaks vibe. Or not
     
  8. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    I have my echoczar running into trem which runs onto other modulation and into a Nova delay. If I want tremmed repeats I use the echoczar and if I want delayed trem I use the nova.
     
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    I normally put the delay last, but I'm finding with my Line 6 Tap Tremolo, the buffering of the trem signal by my DD-3(even when bypassed) gives a "flat" quality to the tremolo. It sounds much better when it's last in the chain before the amp. Plus, I don't usually use delay with tremolo anyway.
     
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    i don't use my trem for a "vibe," but I use it for rhythmic purposes. Adding a delay after my trem would smear up the pulse of my trem too much, so trem always goes last in my chain.

    i guess it all depends on your applicaion
     
  11. mprvise

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    I've tried it both ways and prefer trem dead last. I think this comes from years of using in amp trem.
     
  12. YoungAmerican

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    One of the benefits of using a tremolo pedal instead of amp tremolo is that you can add delay to it. Believe me, it can sound great.
     
  13. Chadley

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    It all depends on if you want either delayed trem or tremolo'd delay. I prefer tremolo'd delay. But to each his own....
     
  14. kp8

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    It all depends on your application and what you want sonically. I like to add some delay to some chopped sounds so.... trem -> delay.
     
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    Yep.. delay last for me too...
     
  16. hbentley

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    delay>trem>verb for me
     
  17. mad dog

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    Delay last for me, if it's pedal trem.
     
  18. markophonic

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    Delay after the Tremolo for me.
     
  19. Headlow

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    I've always ran trem into delay but after reading this thread I'm tempted to try the other way round.
     
  20. wichita

    wichita Supporting Member

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    I run my delay after the trem. I don't want to delay my tremelo I want to trem my delay :)
     

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