Delay- TRULY my favorite
In addition to the standard delay controls, this one adds
a momentary footswitch to bump the Feedback (repeats)
up to 'infinity', (or less, depending where feed trim is set)
for as long as you stand on it, (you know what happens
when you crank the repeats?) and then settles back
down to where the knob is set to, gradually, and you
never stopped wailing away to turn some knobs......
also, there is a expression jack, which allows hands off
control of the delay time, via swell pedal, or as i prefer,
driven with the LFO box 'add-on' (below) which does
psuedo-chorus / vibrato / pitch bending, from mild, to
'dear lord, wassat?', but only to the repeats, your clean
THE difference between ANALOG and
DIGITAL delay, is
a long fought battle. The heart of the issue, so far as I
can tell, is that in order for a series of capacitors (called
a Bucket Brigade) to return a useable / musical sound,
the signal needs to be heavily filtered, resulting in the
'WARM' that everyone associates with analog. The Digital
world, is capable of taking a precise sample, and spitting
it back out verbatim, as long from the time it went in as you
like, and as many times in a row as you like, without signal
degradation. the problem with a precise, delayed
duplicate, is that it holds all the properties of the input,
and tends to jumble with the fundamental signal, as well
as with all consecutive repeats. this can be very muddy.
Also, in the real world, most of the echoes we hear lose
a lot of the higher frequencies to the surface for
reflection, so a filtered echo sounds more natural.
box. to drive
any expression input, but most
specifically, the delay presented
here. controls include Speed,
Depth, shape, and slant, with
2 different LDRs (switch able)
for course depth. one for normal
use, one for the crazy stuff.......
BEING SAID....this is a digital circuit, that conditions
the input signal in every way that an analog circuit would
resulting in a circuit that SOUNDS analog, but has at
least one of the benefits of digital, LONGER DELAY TIME.
(approaching one second)............................................
The next one will have a switch to bypass some of the
filtering, so one has the option of 'crisp' repeats..........