How do I stop my delay from repeating after I turn it off?

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  1. dmarkj22

    dmarkj22 Member

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    I know this is probably a basic question for most of you but I was just wondering. When I'm using my Boss DD20 delay I noticed that the signal continues to repeat even after I turn off my pedal. My question is, how do I klll the signal completely when I turn off my pedal? This is particularly important when I'm playing dotted 8ths because the delay continues for a long time.
     
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    Can't. DD20 trails can't be turned off.

    You can put it into a TB looper instead.
     
  3. Marrrty

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    My DD7 does the same thing. I do wonder if it has more to do with the pedal being a buffered circuit, being that all the analouge delays I have used are true bypass and as soon as the pedal is switched of the repeats stop. The only digital pedals I have used are Boss and hence, all buffered bypass.

    IDK maybe its just a digital/ analouge thing. That really doesn't help sorry. Anyone???
     
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    you can but its a pain. you have to turn it off with the left pedal then cycle through 2 presets with the right pedal

    will kill whatever delays are repeating
     
  5. Hugo Da Rosa

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    You can also just make another preset with just 1 repeat (Feedback level set fully CCW) and turn the pedal off about a second before you want to a dead stop.
     
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    put your pedal tuner after the delay.
     
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    Plug your ears.
     
  9. Brian Johnston

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    Get a Boomerang Delay... natural fades whether you shut it off, switch to another setting, etc.
     
  10. MG90

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    + for the switch or blend pedal.
     
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    A handgun is effective.
     
  12. SUPERMUFF1

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    If you spray it with a hose for a few minutes I am sure it will stop repeating!
     
  13. Kinct

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    Simply run it into a looper like TheGigRig QuarterMaster. It cuts everything while you turn it off.
     
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    Isn't that exactly what he's tryign to avoid?
     
  15. Brian Johnston

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    Wasn't sure he was avoiding that... does he want a 'dead stop' of repeats, or for any repeats to finish off within it's 'repeat' cycle? With the Boomerang, even with very long repeats, it does cut them off very quickly when you shut it off, but naturally and not abruptly.
     
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    Many delay pedals, especially ones as advances as the DD20 (with the presets and all), have a setting to turn off the trails when the pedal is disengaged. I don't know the DD20 well enough, but I would say flip through the manual since the answer hasn't come up here yet. I own a Flashback and it is a simple dip inside it for buffered bypass (you need a buffer for repeats after disengaging the pedal).
     
  17. MG90

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    Why spend hundreds and take up huge board space when a small inexpensive single loop or blend box will do exactly what he wants?

    It would be as cheap to get a new delay pedal...a used Echo Park for $75 would give both options.
     
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    You can't turn off trails with the DD20.
     
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    LOL! :rotflmao

    I built a second board and got my DD20 going again, what a great delay! I'm using it mostly as a looper b/c I also have an AD900 on there but the analog mode of the DD20 hangs really well with the AD900, just a beautiful sound.

    to the OP, I guess the easiest thing might be to put a volume pedal at the end of your chain and kill the signal, TB loop would work too but with a volume pedal you could fade it out if you wanted to..
     
  20. Purplexi

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    This thread is a bit confounding for me as I used to wish for trailing after switching out, or it sounded unaturally abrupt. Are you dudes getting extra delay when changing presets, WTF??
     

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