CotK C1680 analog delay questions - can anyone help ?

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CotK C1680 analog delay questions - can anyone help ?

Post by stephenmendes » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:10 am

Hi,

I like the look of this module..... but will it do what I want ?

Basically I want this to do double duty as a high quality audio delay for vocals or any other audio source I pipe to it.

I use the Instrument Amplifier Interface (Q118) from DOTCOM to raise all my program sources (microphone, guitar, keyboards or recorded audio) to the synthesizer voltage level (+/- 10 volt)

I can then mix and use these external sources in the synth along with my 'regular' synth modules.

So can I get good quality vocal echo...... I should be able to get everything from delayed single echoes to multiple repeat echoes (with the feedback knob) on the long setting

On the short setting I should be able to do flanging and chorus effects with keyboard pads or whatever.

So what is your opinion ? ...... is this module a good general purpose effects processor for all audio delay duties ?

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Post by josaka » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:56 am

try the search stephen.. there are a few threads on it already..

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Post by Leverkusen » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:39 pm

I do not remember if the delay time was short enough for flanging and chorus but I don't think so.

The sound I would not describe as clean but more as 'with character' as it was designed to sound like it was an analogue, probably bucket brigade, delay.

So, no, I would not use it for high quality vocal doubling.

Though I loved how it sounds and I wish I still had it.

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Post by stephenmendes » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:05 pm

Thanks for the heads up guys ..... appreciate the info

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Post by alternating.bit » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:26 am

Yes, I'll second the point about it would not be good for what you want.
I see the COTK analog delay as a retro, lofi delay. Mine produces a lot of noise actually which I always accept as just part of the deal.

If you want clean HQ audio for vocals I'd suggest a rack effects device or a higher end effect pedal - like Strymon or Eventide.

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Post by stephenmendes » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:17 pm

alternating.bit wrote:Yes, I'll second the point about it would not be good for what you want.
I see the COTK analog delay as a retro, lofi delay. Mine produces a lot of noise actually which I always accept as just part of the deal.

If you want clean HQ audio for vocals I'd suggest a rack effects device or a higher end effect pedal - like Strymon or Eventide.
Thanks..... perhaps the Lexicon MX200 rack mount processor is what I should get ?

It appears the MX200 unit will accept the 10 volt p-p synth level audio and output the same ...... anybody tried this ?..... would be great since I would not have to compromise sound quality by attenuating at input only to boost back to synth level at output (assuming I was inserting the effects processor between modules of the synth.

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Post by hamildad » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:25 am

I'll always recommend the Roland Demora for a digital delay with CV control.

Stereo, and with the ability to add lots of useful modules into it (like MIDI clock to CV) and even a whole monosynth if you want.


it has a nice stereo width effect that can be dialled in and everything can be CV controlled with attenuators built in.

small jacks though....
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