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Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby sundistortion on Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:52 pm

Hey all,

Just wanted to know about the custom made stereo delay Eventide built for Electrical, I heard thru the grapevine that they had approached the facility and a plan was made to design a simple rack mounted stereo delay system which I presume was intended for basic pre delays of room microphones et al.

I emailed eventide to ask about this but they denied such a thing and suggested that the staff here are probably using this:

https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/ ... ay/ddl-500

..and confusing it with a custom built unit.

Anyways just wanting to get the facts straight, thank you


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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby eliya on Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:55 pm

I don't work at Electrical but I have recorded there, and yes they have custom made Eventide delays. I think one in each studio. These delays have the Electrical E on them as well as the Eventide logo. I heard they were one-offs. They are certainly not the 500 series module you linked to!
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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby tmoneygetpaid on Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:36 pm

Yup. My understanding is that Steve conversationally bemoaned that no one makes a simple no-feedback delay that can get down to the microsecond range. Eventide prototyped a couple of them, even silkscreening our logo on the faceplate. I think they toyed with the idea of selling/ marketing them.

In each of the few places these need to work well they deliver. They are digital delays, the AD/DA conversion is really good. The interface is easy to understand and use.

They're useful for phase-aligning different pickups on the same sound source (DI/ mic; multiple mics), and for delaying room mics, adding pre-delay to reverbs that don't have it, etc.

We do actually have a couple of those 500-series delays they sent us for our feedback, but we don't have a 500 series rack!
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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby bishopdante on Sat May 06, 2017 1:15 pm

There is a need for such things, and they are made commercially,

Eg: http://www.qbit.de/Additional-Products/ ... y::19.html

Microsecond accuracy is equivalent to about 1/3 of a millimeter for sound in air.
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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby cal on Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:47 pm

Did you guys look into hunting down a T.C. Electronic 1280 delay?

http://www.tcelectronic.com/tc-1280-tc-1380/
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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby Pigeon on Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:43 pm

Steve showed us that same unit when I was there last year. I emailed eventide about it and they said they had no plan to put it into production.

I use the TC Electronics M-One XL and that's worked fine for me, saved a preset, it doesn't go into the microseconds range, but for delaying room mics and those types of applications it works well.

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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby Fenris on Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Eventide profanity delays have a Precision Fixed Delay mode with 100uS steps. Electrical's unit is probably a stripped-down BD500.
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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby BobSimms on Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:17 pm

Pigeon wrote:I use the TC Electronics M-One XL and that's worked fine for me, saved a preset, it doesn't go into the microseconds range, but for delaying room mics and those types of applications it works well.

Eddie


Does the M-One XL allow you to adjust delay by single ms or 10s of ms? I’ve been looking for something that performs the same basic functions as FM Steve’s Eventide unit, and this information is stunningly hard to come by. I have it narrowed down to 2 or 3 units (this is one of them), just want to make sure before I start dropping $200 here & there.

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Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

Postby Adam P on Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:03 pm

I have an M-One and an M-One XL and both will do 1-ms increments.
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