Stacking TimeFactor's Twin Delays

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  1. undeadaudio

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    Hey guys! Long time lurker, first time posting. I have an Eventide TimeFactor and really hate how the twin delays are in Parallel instead of Series. I did a brief search and found this review, which suggests running Output A into Input B, then taking Output B to your amp.

    Has anyone else tried this? I still would like to add a few more delays to my rig, but this could potentially hold me over if it doesn't have any adverse affects on my tone...

    Here is the review I'm referencing:
    http://www.bestguitareffects.com/eventide-timefactor-review-best-twin-delay-effects-pedal/
     
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    Just gave this a try... It actually works really nicely. I was expecting some additional noise to the signal, but it's just as if running two time factors in series.

    One problem I did encounter is that you can't use the looper in this setup. Since the looper sums to mono with a stereo setup, you get some weird comb filtering on the loop.

    I would still love to hear anyone else's opinions / experience on this. I still think I'll end up with an El Capistan for delays pre-TimeFactor.
     
  3. ArtDecade

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    Parallel delays are a big selling point for this pedal... but to each their own.
     
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    Isn't FilterPong in series??
     
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    Never thought of that before!
    F'amazing.
     
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    I do the exact same method on my Flashback. Works a treat for me with that.
    I can't see why it wouldn't work nicely for the TimeFactor.
     
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    Need to check this on my H9. Never been interested in FilterPong before but if that's true then that would be very convenient.
     
  8. undeadaudio

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    I understand the benefit for parallel delays, but running them serial definitely yields different results. I prefer serial for rhythmic purposes as the feedback for one triggers the other. When there's modulation in place, you can really get a nice washy sound.

    Parallel delays, in my opinion, are cleaner. I prefer a dirtier / murky sound that running them in parallel can't give me.


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