In the late 1940's, sound engineers started to use magnetic tape decks for delay and in the 1950's the first portable tape delays where built. Ever since then, guitar players in all styles of music have recognized the delay effect as an absolute must have.
The Black Sheep Time Maker Delay pedal opens up a world of time-bending, delay-fuelled possibilities. The layout is delightfully simplistic and understated, yet the power within this unit is truly mind-blowing - and at this price every guitarist should have one in their rig. Whether you're seeking a little shimmer in your tone or a stark and bombastic long delay, everything you could desire is at your fingertips.
The Time Maker control layout is intuitive and easy to read. There are two true bypass footswitches: Left: Bypass/(Hold)Store, and Right: TAP/HOLD/MUTE. The left footswitch allows you to activate/deactivate the effect with a single press. By pressing twice in quick succession, the mode can be switched between Normal (Green LED) and Fixed (red LED). By pressing and holding the button, the effect's parameters can be stored for future use. The right footswitch gives you greater power. Each time you press and hold the button, different modes can be selected: Tap Tempo (Green LED); Hold (red LED); and Mute (yellow LED).In Tap Tempo mode, pressing the button once initiates the timing counter, and another single press ends the time counter. This allows you to manually set the delay time to your exact requirement. In Hold mode, delay playback is recorded and looped until you deactivate it. In Mute mode, the recording is cleared and you can start afresh.
Effect parameter control knobs
There are 11 types of delay effects at your disposal, including: Pure (digital); Analog; Tape; Modulation; Lo-Fi; Reverse; Reverse Tape; Pitch; Tremolo; Tube; and Ping-Pong. The Type knob allows you to quickly select the effect you desire. The delay time can be adjusted using the Time knob, taking your tone from a rapid, shimmering effect to a swelling, enveloping wall of sound. Feedback controls how much of the effect is looped back into the original signal, whilst Mix controls the ratio of your dry signal (input) against the effect's tone. The FX knob acts in response to the selected effect, i.e. tone/speed/sample rate/overdrive/pitch, detailed below.
As well as having stereo inputs and outputs, the Time Maker is also equipped with a USB connection, which allows you to connect the pedal directly to your computer and record into your DAW of choice.
The Black Sheep Time Maker Guitar Effects Pedal enables you to shape and sculpt your tone's delay with incredible complexity, in a simple design that is very easy to use. The rugged housing makes it perfect for use on the road, but the richness of the delay tones on offer mean it is fantastic for recording with too.
- 360° Multi-Angle Rotational Clip Design - Silicone Pads for Instrument Protection
- Easy and intuitive to use
- Piezoelectric Sensor, 20ms response time
- High Precise Detection and Sensitive vibration Clip
- Slim and light
- Fast and accurate
- Easy and intuitive to use
- Tuning Item: G(Guitar), B(Bass), V(Violin), U(Ukulele), C(Chromatic)
- A4 Frequency: 440Hz
- Response Time: 20ms
- Power Supply: 1 * CR2032 coin battery
- Color: Black
1 CR2032 coin battery
1. S Chorus
2. T Chorus
3. P Flanger
4. N Flanger
7. U Vibe
9. Opto Tremolo
10. Bias Tremolo
The Tube Pusher is equipped with 2 Working Modes:
Boost: High peak mode, boost up the bottom end, when increasing distortion by Drive knob, you will get more volume and a slight increase in high-mid range (around 3.5KHz).
Normal: Low peak mode, color up extremely little to the original sound, very nice for clean boosting.The Tube Pusher is very simple to use, with Volume, Tone and Gain to fine tune your sound.It runs on any standard Boss-type power supply, 9V DC. With it's tough aluminium chassis, and also chassis mounted DC inlet, you can take this pedal on the road without any hazzels.
It's easy to use the controls on the Plexion pedal thanks to its convenient layout and each control has a unique way of shaping your sound to suit you. There are three knobs that control Gain, Tone and Volume, as well as a toggle switch to flick between Bright and Normal sounds, and a true bypass footswitch control to finish.The toggle switch has two options of either Bright or Normal. Using the Bright channel allows you to enter into classic rock to late 80s and early 90s rock territory depending on just how much gain you wish to apply. To go that extra step further into creating blistering lead tones, just turn the gain up to full and hear that roaring sustain that we all know and love when you're really testing an amp to the limit!The Normal channel is by no means average by any stretch of the imagination, just adjust the gain, tone and volume dials to get the desired output and you will be amazed by its rich, full-bodied output that sounds just as good clean as it does heavily distorted.
Don't be fooled by the compact size of the Black Sheep Plexion pedal as it is more than tough enough to deal with some serious stage stomping when attached to any pedalboard so you can feel confident during any live performance.
The Twin Looper has an incredibly simple layout. To operate the pedal there are two true bypass footswitches (Looper/FX), which do not color the dry guitar tone, a left channel Level knob, a three-way toggle switch (Change/Forward/Reverse), a Right channel Level knob, a two-way toggle switch (Stop/FX) and a Speed knob.
Creating loops couldn't be easier, simply press the Looper footswitch once and play your riff to record it, press the switch again to play the loop, then press a third time to create an overdub - it's as easy as that. When you want to Undo or Redo any parts, just press and hold down the switch and replay your part. Hitting the switch twice stops the loop. With the loop stopped, by pressing and holding the Looper switch, the loop will be cleared and ready for you to start over.
Stop / FX modes
The FX switch has two modes, Stop and FX - which can be selected using the Stop/FX toggle switch. In Stop mode, the FX button simply needs to be pressed once to stop the loop, and then held down to clear the loop. This allows rapid loop changes to be made on the fly, which is perfect for keeping live performances punchy and tight. In FX mode, the button activates/deactivates the internal Speed effect, whilst the corresponding Speed knob can be used to affect change on the loop.
As well as having stereo inputs and outputs, the Twin Looper is also equipped with a USB connection, which allows you to connect the pedal directly to your computer and import/export loops or record into your DAW of choice.
The Black Sheep Twin Looper Pedal is a solidly built unit, which allows you to create incredibly complex layered loops with minimum effort - a must have piece of kit that should be part of every guitarist's pedalboard.