Sunday, July 11

Ultimate Boutique Delay Pedal Shootout

We recorded clips of 10 different high end delay pedals in Taylor Barefoot's
Studio in Brighton Massachusetts to show off the different flavors of delays

We recorded each pedal using an original 1959 Fender Stratocaster, Monster
Cables, a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power II, and Alessandro Black 'n Tan amp, Royer
121 microphone, Shure SM-57 microphone, Shadow Hill Industries Gama 8
preamp and a Lynx Aurora 16 A/D convertor into Protools.

Minimal digital limiting was added in Protools to boost the volumes.

Pedals used:
Moog MF-104
Empress Vintage Modified Superdelay
Dr Scientist Sunny Day Delay
Way Huge Aquapuss
MXR Carbon Copy
Toneczar Echoczar
ElectroHarmonix Deluxe Memory Man Reissue
Diamond Memory Lane
Hughes and Kettner Replex
Roland SRE-555

Each pass was recorded first with the bridge pickup, then the neck pickup.
Taylor tried to play the same thing each time, but we didn't use any reamper
or similar to get the exact same thing each time.

We simply set each delay to a setting (with tasteful modulation) that we felt
sounded 'good' for that pedal, as if we were trying to use it for a song that
had this riff in the studio- a real world application. There are plenty of videos
that go into the details of each pedal, look them up!

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