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Superdelay- how's the self oscillation?

dewey decibel

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Just what the title says. I've done lots of searches and watched lots of videos, and it looks like it will self oscillate, but it's hard to tell how well. Will it measure up to something like a Carbon Copy? Basically in the clips I've heard you can get the spaceship to take off, but I haven't heard if you can get it to land, if that makes sense...
 

LowWatt

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Just what the title says. I've done lots of searches and watched lots of videos, and it looks like it will self oscillate, but it's hard to tell how well. Will it measure up to something like a Carbon Copy? Basically in the clips I've heard you can get the spaceship to take off, but I haven't heard if you can get it to land, if that makes sense...
It can self oscilate and do some cool stuff, but like every digital delay I've ever tried (and keep in mind that this one has replaced every analog and digital delay I've ever tried), it cannot capture the blurring into a tone in itself like most analog delays when they oscilate.
 
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yellowecho

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if you can even get it to oscillate, it's not good.
it's probably one of the last pedals that I would buy for oscillation.
get a good analog delay for that stuff.
 

dewey decibel

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Hmmmmm....

I guess it's not a fair question. I don't expect it to sound like a good analog delay, but how would it compare to the oscillation of say, an Echo Park? DD-7? Let's say you crank the feedback, then crank the time and get that high pitched oscillation going. Now if you then spin the time knob the other way, will it dive bomb? That real big, low dive? That's what I mean by "the spaceship landing", but maybe "the spaceship doing a fly by" is a better description. Damn I wish I could try one of these things in person...
 

thunderpuppy

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I'm fine with the Superdelay's oscillation... The switchable filter (hpf/lpf) has a lot of effect when you're doing runaway feedback, but all in all, it's one of the more usable "twistable" digital delays I've had.
 

Kayzer

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Beside that the empress is one of my all time favourite delays out there, the oscillation and 2 togglestages for filter + modulation instead of knob are the only concerns so far…
 

dewey decibel

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Sorry, just trying to get a definitive answer. I thought I read that post before I went to work this morning, guess not...
 

yellowecho

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I tried this again last night and couldn't get it to oscillate.
The superdelay just automatically adjusts to the new time/algorithm.. so even at it's longest time, mine wouldn't oscillate...it just played infinitely.
 

LowWatt

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I tried this again last night and couldn't get it to oscillate.
The superdelay just automatically adjusts to the new time/algorithm.. so even at it's longest time, mine wouldn't oscillate...it just played infinitely.
It's either the setting you are on or an issue with your unit. You should be able to get it to oscillate if you have the feedback control at max in most of the settings.
 

thunderpuppy

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Sorry, just trying to get a definitive answer. I thought I read that post before I went to work this morning, guess not...
My band has a song where I twist runaway feedback at the end of the tune for exactly the "UFO landing" sound you are talking about. The Superdelay performs admirably, and we play the song live regularly. I've never been unhappy with the way this pedal does that effect.
 




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