What's the difference between analog and tape delay. And what's this whe "bucket" and "dbucket" thing that I see strymon talk about all the time?
Agreed. Soft, but very good fidelity, is what I heard from my tape units. If that makes sense. Unless they were in need of maintenance (which had good sounds, but unpredictable and hard to harness in a band context). Seems like the market wants modelers that focus on the lofi/out-of-spec aspects though.BTW - as a user of all types thru the years NOTHING beats REAL tape delay. It's not as lo-fi as these modelers make it out to be.
That's because analog delays have filters built in to chop off the noise added with each repeat from the bb chip.Re EQ, I hear analog delays as distorting and cutting highs with each successive repeat. Not sure about modelers I guess.
"Beats" is a relative term...it depends what you want out of a delay. They can be very organic sounding...if that's what you mean.BTW - as a user of all types thru the years NOTHING beats REAL tape delay. It's not as lo-fi as these modelers make it out to be.
Yeah, think thats why I bought my Memory Man in the late 70s. Still it's no comparison to the clarity of tape delay.also, IIRC, in the evolutionary chain of delay pedals analog pedals were created to emulate tape delay pedals, and to provide something alittle more substantial since some tape units were prone to breaking down if not taken care of.