Delay Pedal

The main reason why delay pedals are one of the most popular guitar devices among the other sonic effects is how wonderful the delay effect is. Delay effect is an audio effect which not only makes your sound professionally shining and three-dimensional, but also create a plenty of no-so-subtle sounds and textures which can imitate the rhythmic repeats within a stone cathedral or fake the twins-guitar sounds or be used together with live looping.

Due to its popularity, there are a wide range of delay pedal brands available on the market. For novice guitarists, we highly recommend you to choose the best delay pedal under 100 which suits your budget as well as your training purpose.

In this article, we will show you some general information regarding to delay pedal which are how the pedal controls work and how to set up your delay pedal within a chain in order to maximize its potential.

Which are the buttons available on a Delay Pedal?

delay-pedalThere are commonly 3 buttons on a delay pedal which are related to the Time, Feedback and Level.

The “Time” knob allows us to adjust how long your signal repetition interval is. Guitarists prefer using Milliseconds in order to measure this time length. The majority of delay pedal doesn’t have a screen displaying this time, therefore, therefore, it will be difficult for you to choose an exact delay time.

“Feedback” knob aka “Repeat” knob permits us to control how many time the signal will be repeated. The quantity of repeats varies from 1 time to infinite times.

“Level” knob will help us adjust the volume of repeated signals which can vary from absolutely nothing to as big as the original signal.

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In case you want to use the Delay Pedal together with other audio devices, it’s crucial to determine their positions and orders within the chain, notably a chain with distortion, overdrive and fuzz pedal together. A simple rule to keep in mind is that you should place the distortion pedal before the delay one. The concept behind this rule is pretty simple. You will delay the distorted sound instead of distorting the delayed sound which is quite emotional and unremarkable. Guitarists often place the delay pedal at the end of the chain in order to copy all of the previous signals and then delay it. The distortion pedal is usually placed right at the beginning of the chain because of its strong impact on the fundamental note.

Remember to plug your delay pedal into your amp’s effect loop if you want to take the dirt-before-delay with an amp which includes the distortion effect. The reason behind this tip is pretty simple, the delay will come in the chain after the preamp gain. If you want to record, the solution is much simpler because you are able to record the amp ignoring the other effects and later plus the delay effect in the post-production process.

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

With the advance of technology today, going to the movie theater is no longer considered a luxury. Many people nowadays don’t even have to go to the cinema, they turn their home into a home theater and enjoy it right at the comfort of their own house. If they can do it then you can do it too. Here’s how:

Screen system

screenFirst and most obviously, you are going to need a screen and a sound system. Let’s talk about the screen first. Needless to say, you will need a big screen in order to even call it a home theater. The good news is that, prices for TV screens nowadays are very competitive, which means that many brands will try to sell their product for a price lower than that of their competitors in order to win customers. Next is don’t pay too much attention to the specification like refresh rate, contrast level, etc use your eyes instead. See with your own eyes if the image quality is good or bad. If you are really up for it, go for a curve screen for even better immersion experience. If not 4K TV screen should be enough for your personal home cinema.

Sound system

sound-systemNext is the sound system. Even the most modern TV screens do not have an excellent speaker built-in. That’s why it is important to purchase the right sound system for a theater-like experience. If you have extra money to spare, go for a 7.1 sound system; if not 5.1 should suffice. Another thing to take into consideration is that if you have a big house then a floor-standing speaker is perfect to fill the whole room with sounds, creating a truly cinema experience. If you lack space, however, look for compact sound system, which is not as good as floor-standing one but very suitable for your little room.

In addition to that, it’s important to feel absolutely comfortable when watching your favorite movies. A comfortable couch is obvious but to elevate the experience, reclining section or cup and snack holder should be added as well. Position your seat in accordance with the size of the screen. The bigger the screen is, the further the seat is from the TV. Keep adjusting the couch until you have found your perfect spot.

Lighting System

lighting-systemUp next is lighting because cinema room should be dim or dark and sound isolated. Blackout curtains should do the trick as it boost the contrast of the screen, keep external noise at bay and make the experience more real. If you’re really up for the game, put a big rug in front of the couch you are going to sit. This will increase the sound quality even higher for a truly cinematic experience.

Lastly, get your movies collection, e.g vintage and modern, or movies series such as Westworld ep one  or Walking Dead out and watch them in a whole new way, movies after movies or episodes after episodes, however you want.

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