Originally Posted by emjazz
gotcha....there seem to be dedicated delays and echos (a type of delay I assume). What is the difference then?
To add onto what Tayste said...
The way I understand "echo" is this: The repeats are never louder than the original signal, and are usually quieter (even the first repeat). Some people will also consider short delay times and quick fading of repeats to describe echo, but try telling me that after screaming into the Grand Canyon.
TBH, the line between that, and any other kind of delay (except reverb) is pretty blurry, so expect "delay" and "echo" to be used interchangeably (semantics aside
). I guess the best way to describe echo is like a reverb with longer delay time - it adds ambience
to the signal instead of being very pronounced.
Any delay pedal can be set to do that as long as it has a control to adjust the volume of the repeats below that of the original signal.