How does a delay pedal work? Part 1


Well how does a delay pedal work? If you know me at all then you might know that I know very little about gear. I was recently in Denmark at the TC Electronic headquarters and got the chance to sit down with my good friend Uffe and shoot some videos specifically about how certain common pedals work. He’s a master of all this technical, and I got the chance to ask him not just about the TC gear that I play, but about how simple concepts apply to all delay pedals for instance not just the TC one I use.

I learnt a ton while I was there, and I hope you get something out of this series of gear videos. Here’s the first one and it’s all about how a delay pedal works, and how you can set yours up no matter what the brand.

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Juan Alderete trying out a new pedal

I was hanging with Juan a couple of days ago shooting some footage for his new site www.pedalsandeffects.com and thought I’d share this little behind the scenes clip.

When I was in the studio last month cutting my new record, John Davis, the engineer and owner of the Bunker Studios in Brooklyn where we were tracking, gave me a prototype pedal that had been laid on him by this cat in Florida. I’ll of course find out who that is, and try and get some more examples of his stuff, because as you can hear it’s some pretty wild sounding gear! But anyway, I showed it to Juan and this is the video that ensued….

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