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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?

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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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