Essential Delay and modulation sounds?

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  1. Justreleased09

    Justreleased09 Member

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    Hey guys!

    I am trying to get serious about putting my pedal board together. I have been playing in a live karaoke band and doing sub gigs and haven't really put much thought into effects. There is no setlist for either situation, so I want to set my pedalboard up to cover all the essential modulation and delays sounds that one would need. I was wonder what you guys consider the basic sounds as far as either go?


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  2. Turi

    Turi Member

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    If you're already playing the gig, why not write up the most popular songs, and have a listen to 'em and see what you want/need?
    Your situation will be different to most people here.
    Only you will know what effects will work best and cover the most ground, considering the songs you play.
     
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  3. rosslevans

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    Yeah, this one is pretty wide open... I'm guessing the usually characters, clean boost, light OD, OD with more saturation, a TS variant, delay that can cover slapback and longer delay tones. Then any modulation of your choice I suppose.
     
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    You should be totally fine with the basic boss/tc offerings. Look into their delays, chorusses. They are affordable and sound great.
     
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    Here's what I'd do - Wampler Ego compressor, Barber Gain Changer, Dr Scientist The Elements, Mobius, Timeline, Stereo Wet. Surely there is no sound you couldn't easily get with that?
     
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    I'd rock that board all day, but it seems a bit overkill price-wise for OP just getting going with more pedals
     
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  7. dirk_benedict

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    Hi-gain dirt
    lo-gain drive
    Mobius
    delay (something with Tap Tempo and a dotted 8th setting is helpful...I love the Tech 21 DLA in band like this..something where all the controls are right in front of you).
    Tuner.

    If you are a strat player, a compressor.

    The Source Audio Orbital is a good sub for the Mobius, and a lot cheaper. But not as deep/fully featured. For what the Mobius can do, it's actually a steal.

    Personally, I dont think a reverb is necessary for a gig like this at all.
     
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  8. AgusAD

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    Boss DD7/Hardwire DL8.
    TC Nova Modulation.
     
  9. NHBluesMan

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    once the Keeley Super Mod Workstation drops that should cover most of your modulation needs

    I'd spend more time really nailing the parts though, that'll go a lot farther than making sure the chorus you're using sounds identical to the one that was on the recording...
     
  10. apoyando

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    Get a used TC Nova system..will cover all the bases ( including dirt ) in the $250 range..
    Sounds good, compact , little extra cabling, no extra power supply etc...
     
  11. Kestrel

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    The OP wants to get the basics covered. No need to go all hoity-toity with pretentious boutique pedals. MXR, Boss, Ibanez, and a few others would be the practical way to go for gig worthy pedals. They're easy to find, they're reliable and effective. Depending on your budget you may even want to consider a multi-effects unit which will pretty much cover all you need as far as modulation and delays go. You could cover a lot of ground with an Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Zoom MS-70CDR (for example).
     
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  12. MattLeFevers

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    Delay-wise, a TC Electronic Flashback or a Boss DD-7 would be a good entry level delay capable of many different sounds for a band like that. If it weren't for needing tap tempo, I'd probably still be using the Flashback for most everything, and my genres require delay above everything else.

    Modulation wise, I've preferred to go with individual classic boxes (MXR Micro Flanger, MXR Phase 90 or EHX Small Stone for phaser, a Boss chorus, etc) and sub them in or out as the gig requires. But if I had it to do all over again I might check out the Zoom multi-stomp or a Line 6 M5 and have one pedal cover all my modulation. I just really like having separate boxes for some reason...
     
  13. DaveKS

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    All your EQ, pitch, mod, delay and reverb in one little affordable box. In any combo/order you want.

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  14. Onemileguy

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    I love my zoom ms70-cdr, it does what I need it to do to cover all my bases, it fills in almost all the gaps of any board in a very clever and cheap way. Sadly if it said T.C. Or boss or EHX or any other pedal brand instead of zoom, they would be twice as popular and cost twice as much
     

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