Delay before or after Trem?

Laroosco!

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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
 

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.
 

whoismarykelly

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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.
 

Gtrman100

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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.
 

iamspartacus

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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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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....
 

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.
 

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.
 




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