Memory Man Sound - How Can I Replicate?

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  1. esmith747

    esmith747 Member

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    So I have a 90s Deluxe Memory Man that has a short somewhere. Every now and then the repeats disappear. I'm thinking of either A)selling as is or B) fixing and then selling.

    The problem is that I love it. Does anything else even come close? I've had a Memory Lane Jr. in the past and it was great but it's not close. Someone direct me.


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  2. Hack Prophet

    Hack Prophet vile mighty wretched Silver Supporting Member

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    I've read that these need to be re-calibrated from time to time, some claim it should be done often
     
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    Memory Lane V1/2 should get you there...if it were me, I'd just get yours fixed/tuned up...why mess with a good thing...delays can be hit or miss(even the same version/brand)
     
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    Memory Lane 1/2 do not sound remotely like a Memory Man, they have their own thing going.

    Memory Lane Jr. is as close as it gets with a Diamond to the Memory Man sound.
     
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    I agree.
     
  6. gearscrubs

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    I don't have a memory man to compare, but the echo puss is supposedly voiced similarly.
     
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    At Google, site:thegearpage.net dmm clones etc. But I agree that you should get it fixed. I've heard nothing that replicates a big box DMM, funnily enough... not even a Deluxe Mem. Man 1100. The closest alternative might actually be the Diamond Memory Lane Jr, based on my experience.
     
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    The MLJr gets close, but you can't get the vibrato modulation. It's also much more clean sounding, not as much atmosphere to the repeats as the DMM.
    It's a great delay though!
     
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    Nothing you get will sound like the real deal. Get it fixed! They're great- Mines broken twice now, and I still cannot find anything to scratch that itch.
     
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    I think EQD's Disaster Transport (the middle one) does a really good DMM. It has the tone knob so you can dial in the voicing and the modulation is pretty much right on IMO.
     
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    Doesn't sound like the DMM but it's a damn good analog-voiced delay.


    I'm thinking in replacing my DMM (too much space, dedicated power supply, could resell it to fund new pedals or new studio monitors) with a Belle Epoque or an Echo Park. I'm not expecting toget that particular DMM sound, I just want an analog delay with modulation.
     
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    Try Death by Audio Echo Dream 2. I have one and a DMM. For chorus modulated delays it can get close...plus this echo has a bunch of other great tones in there too.
     
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    Skreddy echo is where I was heading when I was on the fence about replacing my dmm.
     
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    I don't think anything can replace the big box DMM. It really does have it's own thing going on. There are lots of other great analog delay's out there, and they all have their own flavour.

    Sometimes the big box DMM drives me nuts at how much space it takes up, then I kick it on, and the heavenly delay bliss that follows makes it worth it.

    Get it fixed. Period. There's a reason everyone covets the big box dmm
     
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    i agree with others here, get it fixed.

    i sold mine years ago and i miss it long time.
     
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    I have a DMM, but I can live with how close my Skreddy Echo gets. It is not the same, but it is in the same direction and has many advantages over the DMM (size, powering, noise).
     
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    ...and a controllable limiter-enabled oscillation that doesn't go thermonuclear, as well as a loop for effects on the repeats!
     
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    DMM is DMM, delay with long history and good karma. It's a lot of schematics in whole internet, just fix it. It may be just a dead button , or broken wire.
     
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    I thought Echo Puss sounded close.
     

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