When I think about Dual Delay My mind immediately goes to U2’s Joshua Tree Album. Dual delay is a geat way to thicken your tone and adds some nice movement and texture to your sound. Dual Delay is especially useful when you are the only guitar player in the band as the off set echoes create the illusion of another guitar player. My go to dual setting is a quarter note plus a dotted eight note.
The external controls of the dual delay are the same as the controls discussed in our Timeline Overview. The delay specific controls can be accessed by pressing the Value knob. Once inside you will see:
- Time 2
- Repeats 2
- Mix 2
- High Pass filter
- Tap Division
Time 2 allows you to determine the time division of your second delay. It works off of a fraction system, but if your main delay is set to quarter 3/4 with give you a dotted eighth plus quarter note delay. If you have your main delay set to dotted either you can set Time 2 to 4/3 and you will end up with a similar sound. Next are the Repeats 2 and Mix 2 parameters which work the same way. In each option you can chose Track, which means they will follow the same settings as your main settings. You can turn the Value encoder to set the mix or repeats however you want. For the most part I keep these the same as my main delay. The high pass filter is a nice feature to help keep your delays crisp. I like to roll off some low end on all my delays to help keep the repeats from getting too boomy.
The Configuration menu gives you the option to run your delay in series or parallel. In Series mode the delays run into each other but in parallel they don’t interact with each other. The setting in this video uses the parallel setting, I tend to prefer the parallel configuration over series.
In this video I was using an American Standard Telecaster into a Morgan 10PM amplifier. No other pedals were used other than the Timeline. As you play with this on you own I encourage you to mix in some other pedals and experiment with how they work together. Personally I like to add a little reverb to this setting which helps create a nice pad underneath my playing.