TC Electronics Alter Ego Delay sounds reverb-y to me .....

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dregsfan, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. dregsfan

    dregsfan *Spay And Neuter*

    Sep 13, 2006
    I should say, I've never had a delay unit so I don't know anything about this type of effect. (Maybe it's the operator :D) Many years ago I had a TC Electronics Stereo Chorus.
    I'm hearing a lot of what sounds like reverb in addition to the delay. Is this normal?

    Thanks for any input.
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    The Alter Ego emulates "vintage" delays which are not the clean digital delays you might be looking for, they have more going on in the tail of the sound. I actually went back to the Flashback from the Alter Ego (v2) because of this. I think cleaner delays work better with bass unless you're looking for ambient soundscape type effects where this more complex "reverb-like", if you wish, thing is a good sound. (All a matter of taste of course).

    EDIT: There is the Toneprint slot on the pedal where you can download and add a preset you like.
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  3. dregsfan

    dregsfan *Spay And Neuter*

    Sep 13, 2006

    The vintage (emulated) vs. digital difference had crossed my mind. Again, even though I don't much about the subject.

    I'm now thinking what I may want is a (TC Corona) chorus instead of delay. More of a slight, I'm looking for subtle, doubling effect maybe.

    I saw on TC's cite, that Dave LaRue uses chorus a lot and I think that's more what I have in mind.

    F-N-M I enjoyed looking at your equipment list, very cool. Thanks for the reply.
  4. Have you tried setting it to a slapback setting (low delay time, few repeats)? That's how I use delay the majority of the time, usually a really nice, fat doubling effect.
  5. dregsfan

    dregsfan *Spay And Neuter*

    Sep 13, 2006
    I'll try that, if I can figure out which mode (setting) is slapback :laugh:.

    There's 11 delay types.