I wouldn't call the memory lane 2 dark. The tone control can quite drastically change the feel of the ML2 from very dark and muddy to very bright and chirpy.I would say that the deluxe memory boy would be the better choice (because it is darker than the DMM XO - more like the ML2).
Cool, looking forward to hearing your conclusions.My main delay on my big board is a Memory Lane.
I just got a Way Huge Echo Puss.
Give me a day, and I'll try to A/B them, but so far I'm loving the Echo Puss. It has exactly those features you're looking for (tone control on repeats & modulation).
I should have said that I like the darker sounds that I can find in ML.I wouldn't call the memory lane 2 dark. The tone control can quite drastically change the feel of the ML2 from very dark and muddy to very bright and chirpy.
The DMM is a great sounding delay but I´m more after the more ´washy´dark ML sound.I don't think the Memory Lane JR sounds like the Memory Lane very much. To me the MLJR was closer to the Memory Man. Thought the Quantum Leap is closer I guess because it is darker but I liked the QL a lot better than I ever liked the ML. I think you could get closer to the ML sound Brigadier or even the Memory Boy as was suggested above. When I owned one I thought it was pretty dark. Trying to get it to be brighter can lead to some really unpleasant knocking sounds. I have to say the the ML was one of the most disappointing delays I have ever owned.
Here is the ML2 vs DMM
Getting a bigger board is not an option, I´m a giging musician and I usually travel with public transport, so I need to be able to get all my gear with me at once. Therefore it should fit on my pedaltrain jr together with some other import ant pedals.just a suggestion that's outside the box, but why not put the money towards a bigger pedal board? no need to constantly down-size. enjoy the classics pedals like the ML with no compromise.
The DMM is a great sounding delay but I´m more after the more ´washy´dark ML sound.
thats a great idea, then I could carry my Timeline, a Memory Lane and a couple of others! hahaSounds like the ML is right for you then. Not my cup of tea. Sounds like the Way Huge Supa Puss, Brigadier or maybe even a Carbon Copy would work. Or you could get an old Honda Civic with a hatch back. Cheap and convenient for loading gear.
I really the dBucket algo of my Timeline, its not the same but it can get close. But the Brigadier is not very cheap and I think that If I´m gonna spend so much money on another delay, probably there should exist an analog with the sounds and features I´d like. - I´ll consider it though if nothing else appears.Strymon Brigadier, if it doesn't have to be analog. It ticks all the other boxes.