Digital delays that will self-oscillate?

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  1. Grandy

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    As far as I'm concerned the old Ibanez DE7 is still the king of delays. It's got an organic sound, nicer than many analog delays. It will self oscillate like the best of them. The sound is brighter than most analog delays, but I like it that way. You can always turn the mix down if it gets in the way.

    I also have an Artec ADL-2 which is great. It says it's analog but most folks on the interweb agree that it's actually digital that sounds analog.

    Digitech Obscura sounds nice on YouTube though. I might also be interested in the MXR Carbon Copy Bright. Are there any standard size digital delay that does self oscillation? Most analog delays are too dark for my taste. How hard can it be? Ibanez got it right twenty years ago. I recently found a YouTube video that compared the "self oscillation" sound of several digital delays but that but that was a big disappointment.

    End of rant. Discussion open.
     
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    Another reason to like the zoom g5. The things you can do with the expression/parameters pedal. Now granted its not self oscilating, but I can make it sound as such with my foot. And thats any of the modeled delays on bank.
     
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    Might not be the same idea, but my Strymon timeline has a hold button that can build up like self oscillating. When I had the El Cap it had the same feature.
     
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    My favorite self-oscillating delay is the Visual Sound Axle Grease.

    I'm not a fan of the sound of any digital delay self-oscillating that I've heard. The Cusack Tap-A-Delay will do it.. not as good as the above. ymmv
     
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    +1 on the Axle Grease. The oscillations bloom and transform in an appealingly hysterical way.
     
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    The Strymon El Capistan will.
     
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    Re20. Oscillates better than most BBD delays I've tried
     
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    Line 6 DL4 will self-oscillate. I don't remember if it was just the analog delay model that would do it. But it sounded cool. You might also check out other brighter analog delays (you mentioned the Carbon Copy Bright): the modern setting on the Boss DM-2w and the Analogman ARDX20.
     
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    Boss DD-3
     
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    Yep.

    For a lot of folks the RE-20 is a love-hate thing. I happen to love it. It sounds amazingly close to the Roland Space Echo and if you dig that sound, you'll dig it. If not, well, then, no.
     
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    Source Audio’s Nemesis will. The TC Flashbacks do as well.
     
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    Caline Blue Ocean does.
     
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    Yeah modern setting on DM-2w is gorgeous and musical and self oscillates around noon on the repeats dial. Hook an expression pedal up and look out!
     
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    Ibanez has another delay that is absolutely fabulous. Take a good look at the Ibanez ES-2! It's actually an analog signal path with some digital features... I find the tone much brighter than the average analog delay so it may suit you.

    It's a great delay pedal that is extremely versatile. I wish I had kept mine, they are not real easy to come by.
     
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    Yeah, I'll eventually have to move on to the ES-2 when I run out of DE7s.
     
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    I'm not aware of any that doesn't, but I suppose it could exist.
     
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    As soon as I saw this I thought Visual Sound Axle Grease. Other pedals have come and gone and that one stays. For half the cost of a true analog delay (almost bought the Aqua Puss), it sounds good, not too dark IMHO, and gives the analog feel including self oscillation.
     
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    my cheap behringer one does. it's part of why i bought it.
     
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