This little module combines quiet, clean electronics with a characterful bucket‑brigade delay line.
I love using hardware delays — they practically beg me to grab their controls and interact with them in a way software just never does. And one of my favourite delay types for this sort of creative abuse is the analogue ‘bucket‑brigade’ delay (BBD), which applies a little more warmth and glorious, crunchy darkness with each repeat. It can be a great way of adding a sense of depth and movement to a sound while keeping the delay line neatly tucked behind the dry sound.
When I learned that Michael Heilrath, the man behind German company Bereich03 Audio, had created an analogue ‘bucket‑brigade’ delay for the 500 series I was intrigued. Bereich03 Audio’s devices have graced the pages of SOS a few times now, and it always puzzles me why they don’t yet seem to...
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