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Stereo delay at Electrical

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:52 pm
by sundistortion
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: ... ay/ddl-500

..and confusing it with a custom built unit.

Anyways just wanting to get the facts straight, thank you


Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:55 pm
by eliya
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!

Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:36 pm
by tmoneygetpaid
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!

Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:15 pm
by bishopdante
There is a need for such things, and they are made commercially,

Eg: ... y::19.html

Microsecond accuracy is equivalent to about 1/3 of a millimeter for sound in air.

Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:47 pm
by cal
Did you guys look into hunting down a T.C. Electronic 1280 delay?

Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:43 pm
by Pigeon
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.


Re: Stereo delay at Electrical

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:07 pm
by Fenris
Eventide profanity delays have a Precision Fixed Delay mode with 100uS steps. Electrical's unit is probably a stripped-down BD500.