The Minivan echo is a very classic sounding delay that puts a Dwarfcraft style spin. Use an expression pedal or another effect in conjunction with the Minivan’s insert jack to play with the delay sounds and make creative use of this echo machine.
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “When are you going to make a delay?” I would have bought more delay pedals. But as it happens, we do not get paid on a per-question basis, so we had to go ahead and make a delay.Read More
The Minivan is a dark echo, built off a digital chip so old it sounds analog. Yes pedal people, I’m talking about the pt2399. We have a couple tricks up our sleeves, though. Most echo pedals built of the 2399 give you a pretty short range of delays, using the “best” range of the circuit. But we’re Dwarfcraft. Sure, you can have those traditional sounds, but then you also have another half-turn or so to go into super slow and mangled territory. And what’s a delay pedal that doesn’t run away into self oscillation? A delay pedal you don’t need. Crank that feedback up and ride the waves, my friend.
The mix knob is a pretty standard affair, from 100% dry at 7 o’clock, and for echoes just a touch louder than the dry, twist it all the way up to 5 o’clock. We also added an insert FX loop so you can make your own fun.
Plug in an expression pedal to control the feedback amount, but it is a lot more fun to use a stereo 1/4” to dual mono 1/4” cable to insert effects into the delay line of the Minivan. For example, putting a pitch shifter in the loop will shift each repeated signal up as it passes through.
This is a great way to create otherworldly sounds, and also a great way to kill an afternoon testing EVERYTHING in the loop. Currently my favorites are pitch shifters and tremolo.
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