What do you mean by a combination of Analog
and Digital design?
DLS design engineers have utilized a unique combination of custom analog
and digital electronics to achieve a extraordinary warm, rich sound like
no other. Our engineers are also musicians and have spent years of development
to bring the musician the power of today’s electronics while achieving
superior analog warmth.
Does the straight part of the guitar (or
other instrument) stay analog in all your effects?
Yes! With all our effects the instrument stays analog and is blended with
the effect sounds. This is why DLS Effects leave your natural sound as
is and blends it with the wonderful effects we create.
How does the EchoTAP switch back and forth
between the Panel Echo channel and the Tap Echo channel?
To switch from the Panel Echo to the Tap Echo, simply depress the Echo-1/Tap
Echo switch (instantly switches to TAP echo). To switch back from TAP
Echo to Panel Echo, push and hold the Echo-1/Tap Echo for at least 3/4
of a second. More info is in the PDF
manual. (Also located on the bottom of the EchoTAP web page).
Can I power the Chorus~Vib or EchoTAP off
a pedal supply?
Yes, because the Chorus~Vib draws only 60ma and the EchoTAP only draws
90ma, they can be run from just about any pedalboard supply that outputs
9volts DC at 90ma minimum. Our engineers have incorporated a bridge rectifier
in our effects so the polarity of the jack does not matter. Even though
bridge rectifiers are more expensive, DLS did not want the musician to
have to worry about where the positive and negative are on the jacks.
Just use a 2.1mm jack (standard), plug it in to the effect and you are
ready to go! Check your pedal board manual or contact the manufacturer
if in doubt. Alternatively, all DLS effects come with a wall transformer.
What does the Delay knob do on the chorus pedals?
As you increase the Delay on a chorus, it widens the chorusing to give
you a fatter sound and also makes it more pristine sounding. Lower
Delay settings make the chorusing sound tighter with less high end,
while still mastering rich, warm chorusing.
What about the Blend knob?
The Blend knob is used to blend your straight instrument with the effected
instrument signal. For example, with the Blend knob set to full counter
clockwise you would hear the straight instrument sound only (The straight
instrument signal is purely analog and is not run through any processing).
With the Blend knob set at 12:00 position, you would hear straight
instrument sound equally blended with the effected instrument sound.
Does the DLS products come with a transformer?
Yes, all products come with a DC wall transformer, but other power supplies
can be used.
How is the Chorus~Vib different from the
The Chorus~Vib is a single channel chorus and has deeper vibrato and rotating
speaker sounds. It is also smaller than the Ultra Chorus. The Ultra Chorus
is a two channel chorus (like having two choruses in one) and is a tad
more pristine. Both chorus units are very versatile and extremely warm.
Are both OuputA and OutputB the same sound?
All our effects have an OutputA and an
OutputB that are 1/4" standard jacks. Both outputs have wonderful
sound, but Output B is slightly brighter than Output A. The difference
is subtle. This gives the musician the option of using either output in
mono based on taste. Also, when both outputs are used in stereo the slight
difference in sound makes for an extra awesome stereo image like no other
on the market today!
Do DLS Effects have some kind of settings
Yes, all DLS pedals come with tried and true setting diagrams to save
the musician time. Most musicians only spend minutes dialing sounds even
for the 1st with the effect. However, with the versatility and power of
our DLS Effects, there are plenty more settings and sounds the musician
and experiment with on their own.
Is there a way to adjust the volumes or
input levels of my effect?
Yes, for most of our effects. Look at the bottom of the effect page on
our web site for a PDF file that talks about pot adjustments. (Be sure
to NOT adjust the wrong pots or you could damage your effect and void
Is the Ultra Chorus like two choruses in one?
Yes, basically the Ultra Chorus is like having 2 chorus pedals you can
switch between. The musician can set the Chorus 1 side separately from
the Chorus 2 side and switch between the two on the fly. Some musicians
will set the Chorus 1 side up for analog chorus sound and set the Chorus
2 side knobs for deep chorusing or vibrato during solos.
Can I power the Ultra Chorus off a pedal
Yes, the Ultra Chorus can be run from 9volts to 13.8volts DC from any
pedalboard supply that has an output for 150ma or greater. Many of the
pedalboards have outputs for 150ma or greater (check your pedal board
manual or contact the manufacturer if in doubt). Our engineers have incorporated
a bridge rectifier in the Ultra Chorus, so the polarity of the jack does
not matter. Even though bridge rectifiers are more expensive, DLS did
not want the musician to have to worry about where the positive and negative
are on the jacks. Just use a 2.1mm jack (standard), plug it in to the
effect and you are ready to go! Alternatively, all DLS effects come with
a wall transformer.
Why do I hear a slight, short "puff"
sound while tapping the EchoTAP Tap switch?
You will hear a very short "puff" when tapping the Tap switch,
along with the blinking LED. This gives the musician both a slight audible,
plus visual feedback to the tempo being set (kind of like a drummer clicking
the drum sticks at the beginning of a song to set the beat for the band).
This is ONLY while you are tapping. Some musicians like this, others who
don't simply switch the effect to OFF (Bypassed) and tap in the tempo
with no "puff".. and only use the visual LED as feedback to
the set tempo.