Ok, so some of you may have read about my delay quest (keep TimeLine or get a FTT Flight Time Delay) in another thread, and all the helpful replies really got me thinking. So, as I had a lot of time on my hands today I sat down and really worked the algorithms (particularly the Digital and Lo-Fi algos) to see what could be done, and to finally make up my mind on wether to stick with the TL or go grab a FTT Flight Time. I conjured up the digital and tape delay algos on the H9 for comparison/reference/giggles/optimal confusion, and started to play. Long story short, the digital delay on the H9/TimeFactor is completely different to my ears and fingers when compared to the digital setting on the TimeLine. I mean, I've heard and experienced this in person before, but figured it must be due to me not really knowing how to tweak the TimeLine and due to the fact that it's a "voiced" digital delay, which I figured must be why it sounds a little more dreamy and sits behind the signal in a certain way. Modulation is beautiful on both units, though. I never use much of it, but just a touch really brings out the mojo sometimes. Not bashing Strymon, the TimeLine is brilliant in its own way. I got completely lost in the dTape algorithm, which, when set clean with minimal distortion and modulation, is freakin excellent. And, as ThinPaperWings pointed ut in the other thread, using the LoFi also helps in this regard. I reduced sample rate to 48Khz, bits to 24 and turned all other filters off and got a beautiful, popping delay sound. But it's still not anywhere near what I'm hearing from the TimeFactor. Is it really only due to the "voicing" on the digital engine of the TimeLine, or is the TimeFactor also voiced, but in a brighter, snappier way? Is it due to the hardware? I'm starting to feel that the delay on the TimeFactor is not really "clean" either, but simply voiced in a different manner than the Timeline. Are the often praised clean and pristine repeats of the TF actually clean? Why don't I get i TimeFactor or another H9 then? Well, I don't really like the other sounds of the TF - in my book, the TimeLine win hands down when speaking of the other delay capabilities. And I like the idea and hands-on creative aspect of a dedicated delay pedal. But if the FTT Flight Time Delay doesn't do the TF digital sounds nearly as well as the TF (*duh*, but you get my point), I'm not sure that's what I want either. I'm confused. I don't know what I want anymore.