In this video I’m adressing some of the comments you posted on my last clip where we discussed David Gilmour’s four signature delay settings.
To set time settings on pedals without a display – open a delay plug-in in Logic, Garageband or your preferred DAW and match the settings with your pedal by hitting the strings. Make markings on your pedal for each time setting, when these match.
The TC Flashback can be set up with the Tone Print editor, which you can download here. Set up your preferred delay settings and beam that into your pedal.
For Run Like Hell, David’s using what he refers to as “triplets”. Set up one, your main, delay for 380ms, with 7-8 repeats and unity level with the guitar. Set up a second unit, placed after the first, with 507ms, 7-8 repeats and low mix/level.
The effect is similar to what you’d get from those old tape machies, with multiple playback heads. You can very well just use the single 380ms delay but adding the second 507ms, adds emphasis on the first beat and a more reverb-like character to the delays.
David would often set the ouput level on his Binson Echorec quite high back in the early 70s. This created that classic etheral, reverb-like early Floyd sound heard on several albums and not least concert recordings.
He would also raise the pre-amp or input level, which created a fatter and slightly compressed tone. You want an almost exaggerated echo, that pops out on fret and skin buzz on the neck as shown in this clip.
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