What's your favorite lo fi delay?

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  1. earwax

    earwax Member

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    I liked the lo fi delay on the Strymon timeline. The Strymon demos direct in to pro tools sound better than what I could get out of it. Watched some videos of the Malekko 616 lofi delay and it sounds like it could be fun.
     
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    Hard to beat the Caroline Kilobyte for this sound (ie dirty repeats, not pristine, etc)
     
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    Another vote for the Kilobyte. Crank the Space Invaders knob and then back the repeats volume down to tuck it underneath. It's amazing, really.
     
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    I have been looking at the kilobyte as well. I don't know if it's lo-fi or just dirt on the repeats. It does sound pretty great though.

    I watched a timeline video and I kind of dig what he does at 0:25 and then at around 3:50.

     
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    See, to each their own. The bit crushing stuff that the timeline does isn't lo-fi to me. I suppose my definition differs.
     
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    Hardwire DL-8 has an awesome Lo-Fi delay I have that pedal for that delay only.
     
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    The Kilobyte is amazing but it is more of a thick delay that can get grungy like a DMM. Very different from bit crushing.
     
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    Agree with the posts above. If you are looking for bit crushing / computer glitch sounds, more than just simple dirt on the repeats, I would look for a delay with a FX loop and use a bit crusher in the loop.
     
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    I take it you think this a better way to go than just a timeline?
     
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    I think it really depends on how much tweakability you need out of it. The Ekko 616 Lofi sounds cool, but probably not as tweakable as the Timeline. I've got a TL, but never played the 616.

    I think even more tweakable would be like a Skreddy Echo with a dedicated bit crusher in the loop. Could probably get all the sounds you could dream of that way. Could even put your favorite OD in there for some Kilobyte tones!!
     
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    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Silver Supporting Member

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    The old First Act delay, one of those cool items that sold for cheap, has a cool lo-fi sound. Mine has a mod to get rid of the volume drop.
     
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    Other videos of interest, earwax:



     
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    Those were interesting especiall the first one. Never heard of that bit crusher before.
     
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    The Red Panda particle delay is badass.
     

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