Analogue Delay

SillyOctpuss

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I have 3 MN3005s and nothing to put them in. I was saving two of them for the Madbean tap tempo delay but I don't think we'll see that now.

Is there an analogue delay on the site or plans for one in future?
 

giovanni

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I second this. I’m not a huge fan of how the FV1 sounds and I love me analog delays (I own at least 4 of them) and I can never have enough. Having some advanced features like eq control, fx loop, input gain control, expression controls would really seal the deal. Should I just buy a Moogerfooger?!?
 

danfrank

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I don't know if this is a forum faux pas but the best analog delay I've heard, and definitely the best as a diy PCB is the Lectric FX DC Echo. It takes 3 MN3005s and you can power it with a standard 9 volt supply. It's like a Deluxe Memory Man but better. WAY better. They are out of stock at the moment but keep checking back:

 

Dali

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Lectric FX DC Echo. It takes 3 MN3005s and you can power it with a standard 9 volt supply. It's like a Deluxe Memory Man but better. WAY better. They are out of stock at the moment but keep checking back:

14 ICs, 8 trimpots! This is insane.

How long is the delay on this thing?
 

thewintersoldier

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I don't know if this is a forum faux pas but the best analog delay I've heard, and definitely the best as a diy PCB is the Lectric FX DC Echo. It takes 3 MN3005s and you can power it with a standard 9 volt supply. It's like a Deluxe Memory Man but better. WAY better. They are out of stock at the moment but keep checking back:

I can vouch, I built one last year when they were first released and it is worth the price of admission. Fantastic delay and can't recommend it enough
 

danfrank

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I talked to Lectric FX today and he told me that in 7-10 days they should have more DC Echo PCBs in stock. They've been ordered, he's just waiting for them to come in.
 

jcrhee

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I looked up the MN3005 chip and they sell them on Small Bear for $21!!! :eek:
Any cheaper source?
maybe the Coolaudio or XVive remake version?

EDIT: Nevermind, the Small Bear version is the XVive repro version. Man, they are pricey.
 
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I talked to Lectric FX today and he told me that in 7-10 days they should have more DC Echo PCBs in stock. They've been ordered, he's just waiting for them to come in.
He must be getting a bunch of emails from this board, I feel bad for bombarding him now, I emailed him the same question yesterday after reading it here. Guess I better keep checking so I don't miss them this time.
 

Betty Wont

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Just thought I'd share how I set up my DC Echo in case its helpful to anyone else. I was going a little buggy going back and forth with the gain trimmers as described in the build docs trying to balance things out when I made a discovery. Gain1 and Gain2 determine when and if the feedback knob sends to circuit into runaway oscillations. Instead of using an audio probe and test points, I plugged in a guitar,
I set it to short mode, and turned the delay and feedback knobs all the way up. I adjusted Gain1 until it just started to runaway. Then switched it to long mode and did the same with Gain2. This gave me a perfect level balance across both modes and blend extremes. And it goes into runaway feedback in both modes only when the knob is all the way up.
 

SillyOctpuss

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He must be getting a bunch of emails from this board, I feel bad for bombarding him now, I emailed him the same question yesterday after reading it here. Guess I better keep checking so I don't miss them this time.
I wouldn't feel bad. At least he knows a load of people want to buy his pcb. That's bound to be better than stocking something no one wants or buys.
 
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