What is your favorite lo-fi delay?

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  1. papersoul

    papersoul Member

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    I was reading this article and it made me think about adding another lo-fi delay to the collection.

    Article in question:
    http://tonereport.com/blogs/tone-tips/5-dirty-sexy-delays

    I have the Digitech Obscura so maybe that has me covered. That said, the Caroline Kilobyte, Death By Audio Echo Dream, Malekko Lo-Fi Ekko and even the Source Nemesis with its great lo-fi engine.

    Thoughts? :)
     
  2. bass_econo

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    The only ones on that list that I've had were the DBA Echo Dream and Source Audio Nemesis. The Nemesis is an all around amazing delay but I disliked the Echo Dream greatly... I mean a lot.
     
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    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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    Old Blood Noise Endeavors Black Fountain is pretty righteous. Murky, clanky, oilcan delay goodness! :)
     
  4. papersoul

    papersoul Member

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    Thanks, didn't like the Black Fountain.
     
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    Maxon AD-999. beautiful deterioration!

    I also love my old DL4 - it's got some nasty, funky delays going on.
     
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    In general I use delays very sparingly....almost never when playing clean. I like to add a little depth to the tone when playing single lines with OD. I usually set them up for a subtle slap-back or a repeat or two. For my purposes, I do not want a mirror copy of the notes played. I prefer an analogue unit where the repeats or slapback have less note definition, just enhancing the depth of the original notes.

    I have an old Boss DM3 and a newer MXR Carbon Copy that works decently for my purposes. I also have a Maxon AD999 that works very well. I hadn't used it much lately due to It being a bit larger than I would like. Although not that small, I've been enjoying my T-Rex Replica a lot lately. I like the "brown" option to create a subtle analogue effect to the notes. This one has been on my pedal board since the beginning of the year.
     
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  7. 58flame

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    Without a doubt the DOD FX90. Simply killer. Has that great bucket brigade tone. It's getting harder and harder to find at good price though.
     
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  9. deirdorfnippon

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    It depends on how lo-fi you want to go. There are some nice gritty sounds I get from the AD999, 104m (long setting), Belle Epoch (cranked rec level), and Tonal Recall. Meet Maude is my favorite for the REAL filth.
     
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    My crusty old school Ibanez AD-80.
     
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    My fave was an old early 60's Webcor tube driven reel to reel I tried to convert into a tape delay at the age of 13. Had some crazy idea to wire the players speaker directly to the record head. It was dirty nasty and almost uncontrollable. But it was warm - no ugly static-y clipping.
    Actually wish I'd kept it.
     
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    Yeah, these are pretty cool. You can dial the dry signal out completely and just have repeats.
     
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    triviani Silver Supporting Member

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    Apart from the expensive hi-tech lo-fi emulation, you could look for cheap old analog delays. And open them to tweak the trimpots if they are not enough lofi.
     
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  16. papersoul

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    Yea, I also do not want a mirror copy of my notes. I use delay more for effect, depth, ambiance, etc. That said, these days I don't pay attention to delay vs digital. Digital can sound and feel as analog as true analog these days.
     
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    I have a soft spot for the DM-3. It's such a classic. And it's older than me. There's something fascinating to me about that.
     
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    I just got a Meet Maude, I also have El Cap and Retro-Sonic which is Dm-2 based with a tone knob. The Maude is pretty special and has a unique vibe that I find addictive.
     
  19. papersoul

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    What is special about the DM3? I want a DM2.

    What about the Maude is so special?
     
  20. eternally found

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    I still miss my DL4 to this day. The Echo Park is pretty amazing as well! I also really like the DM2, but I'd say that's clean and dark more than murky and lofi.
     

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