Delays that blend together?

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  1. dtirer

    dtirer Member

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    I currently have a Diamond Memory Lane 2, which I love, but also find the delay trails to be very percussive / overly-articulate for some things.

    I was curious about delay pedals where the delays blend together more, into more of wash I suppose. I was thinking about checking out the Deluxe Memory Man (big box version).

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. telepunk

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    If you're in that price range the Timeline is a reasonable suggestion (as I am sure others will say), and it allows you to "smear" the delay trails on certain delay machines. Plus, you can really shape the tone of the repeats on the dBucket and dTape models and make them pretty dark.

    In my opinion, though it can get distorted, the DMM is generally a "cleaner" sounding analog delay, especially in the lower ranges. I would say the DML2 is darker than the DMM.
     
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    I find my carbon copy goes well with everything.
     
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    True that - CC is a great little delay as well that will be darker than most others.
     
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    This one! The "Cut" knob let's you control exactly how much they wash together...

     
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    Putting pretty much any decent analog delay before any decent digital one does it for me.
     
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    El Capistan. Reducing the bias and increasing tape age seems to blend the notes together more. Take a listen to the Strymon demos for examples.
     
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    Another vote for the Catalinbread Montavillian!

    If you have the cash, top ambient/wash contenders:

    Big Box DMM
    Cornish TES


    Some cheapies, that sound pretty good:

    Boss DD2
    Ibanez DE-7
    Ibanez EchoMachine EM5
     
  9. mgarrison99

    mgarrison99 Silver Supporting Member

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    +1!!!!
     
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    This true, and further more I find the repeats less defined than other small foot print analog delays such as the memory toy etc
     
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    Big Box DMM
    El Cap
     
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    DMM......big box or not. it will be your answer.
     
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    For me, nothing beats a good and cheap De-7. A Dm-2 is very good at that, too.
    And, of course, a DMM.
     
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    thanks for all the suggestions! Will check em out!
     
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    Wash or smear is sometimes a mild reverb coupled with the delay. An example of a pedal with this is the Stereo Memory Man - it has a decay knob.

    I find the Flashback to be pretty good too - I only use the Matt Beck Echo.

    On that note, I only use stereo delays, so there may be others out there.
     

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