All user reviews for the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Mk4
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severinsteel's review"Amazing analog delay!"
Getting good sounds is pretty easy. Without going into the actual sounds, there is a little bit of a learning curve as far as how to set the level and mix knobs. The pedal likes to overload a little, but that is somewhat characteristic of the pedal itself. This can be avoided with less hot pickups. It's a very simple pedal overall.
Ok, so sound quality! This is where it is at for analog delay. Nobody else does the Memory Man like a real Memory Man. Just lush, organic, clear, warm analog delay. Nothing else comes close. Really what sells this pedal to me is the modulation effect. It sounds so good! You can dial in very subtle chorus or vibrato, or you can take it over the top! Your tone is gonna be affected a little, but in a very musical way. With EH pedals, there is always going to be somewhat of a give and take, but the end result is usually well worth the compromise.
I love this pedal! My only gripes are that it is sensitive to hot pickups and that it is huge! They have discontinued the model I own, and I doubt the new ones sound the same. But I still love it. If something were to happen to it, I would have to snag another one. This isn't a pedal I use all of the time, but it is one of those pedals that I have grown to need in certain circumstances. I should add that I own lots of other delay pedals, but this one is one that is very special.
wwhhhaatt's review"One of the greatest"
1/4" in, out, and dry output
takes a 24volt power supply
This pedal is a about as simple as it gets. All analog knob turning goodness just plug in your cables, set your mix, delay time, and you're off
The sound of this pedal is absolutely amazing. I own a lot of delays and this big box is right up there with the best of them. The repeats have this beautiful decay that allows the delay to sit perfectly in the song. Most digital delays and some analog have to be perfectly set with the tempo of the song to sound good but the memory man just blends in no matter what. Of course you can also get crazy with the repeats and get yourself into self oscillation or the wonderful sound of being right on the verge of oscillation.
I have not found a delay with a better sounding modulation section. The subtle movement you can get in the repeats just makes the effect that much more thick. It is so much more natural sounding then adding a chorus pedal to your sound. More extreme settings get you into sea-sickness territory. Not really all that useable but it's fun anyway
For real analog echo it's hard to beat this pedal. There are others with more options and longer delay times but the simplicity of this is part of the charm. The only downside for some would be the power supply, size, and the older models have an always on preamp. Most of my other pedals take standard 9v power so having one wall wart is not a big issue and the size of the pedal allows you to control some of the knobs with your feet while you play.
If these were not rising in price I would definitely buy another one to keep as a spare. The newer offerings from Electro harmonix just don't have the sound this big box does
This pedal is really easy to use, and has a number of knobs to help control and shape the sound. There is a blend knob which helps blend or separate the dry signal that enters the pedal from the processed signal. The level knob controls the volume of the delay that comes in the mix. The feedback knob controls how long the delay will repeat, or feed back. The chorus/vibrato pedal controls the amount of those effects in the mix, and the depth knob controls the rate of modulation. The delay knob controls the delay time, or speed of the delay. I bought it used and didn't get a manual, so I don't know how effective the manual is.
I mainly use this pedal with electric guitar, but I've tried it on keys as well, and it works great in either context. The amp does color the sound pretty well, but I don't think it's too drastic. A delay unit, in my opinion, is supposed to color the sound pretty heavily. I really like the sounds that you can get out of this amp. The tones range from a beefy slapback delay to a cavernous wall of noise. Heavy manipulation of the knobs can allow for some really exotic and crazy sounds as well. The range of this thing is pretty great, and unlike a lot of digital delays it doesn't end up swallowing your whole signal. One thing I will mention is the fact that the pedal does have a preamp that colors the sound, but I generally haven't had an issue where this has been a bad thing. I
I love the purity of the delay on this thing. Almost any analog delay is preferable to digital in my book, but this pedal really steps above and beyond. I think that it's a bit pricey for a delay, usually around $300, so it's definitely an investment. If you absolutely need a delay pedal and don't have that kind of money, look elsewhere, but if you're willing to save up for the best, go for this.
The Deluxe Memory Man is easy to use and the parameters are easy to manipulate. It has parameters for overall level, blend, feedback, delay and chorus-vibrato. There is also a switch for changing between either chorus or vibrato and dictates what the chorus-vibrato knob controls. It is very easy to get a great sound out of this - whether you are looking for delay, chorus or vibrato. I've never needed to use the manual, nor had access to one.
The sound quality of this pedal is its best feature. The delay is extremely warm and you can some pretty awesome different delay tones from this. I also really like the chorus and vibrato, but the delay is the best feature on this pedal. I have only used this pedal with guitar - mostly a Schecter Ultra III and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb. I love the delay tone I get from this set up as it unlike most other delays I have used.
I've been using the Deluxe Memory Man for about three years. The best part of this pedal is the overall tone quality. I also have a Line 6 DL-4, and the delay on this is better than any of the delays on the DL-4 in my opinion. The DL-4 can create a wider variety of sounds, but the overall tone quality of the Memory Man is much better in my opinion. The price isn't the cheapest, but this pedal is made extremely well and should give you a great tone for a long time if you treat it right. While the chorus and the vibrato are also very usable, the delay on this is unbelievable and is the best part of the pedal.
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MacB's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"U2 in your house!"
Now let us return to the heart of the matter:
types of interesting effects and settings of these effects:
- "Blend": a single setting possible (for me), 10:00 for all styles including rock post early U2 (U2 1980-1990)
- "Level or level": 11:00 (U2), other settings 24:00 Interesting.
- "Feedback" Please do not abuse this too may prove to be very nervous. Interesting and possible settings: 10:00 (U2), 2:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. big max to avoid returns intemprestifs in the amp.
- "Chorus / Reverb": the setting can be directly on Chorus (U2) or Vibrato.
- "Depth" setting of interest: 9:00 (U2), or 11:00, 24:00, 13:00.
- "Delay": be careful not to over abuse of this effect as feedback can prove to be nervous. To be paid at 7:00 am and 2:00 p.m. (U2) absolute maximum to prevent unwanted feedback in the amp.
Pure analog technology. Connection adapter or 24v battery. ATTENTION respect the amperage of the power supply for that type of pedal or the risk of grilling some circuit can happen quickly. The adapter comes with the pedal.
"Effect out" (of the amp to the pedal)
"Input" (the pedal to the guitar or another pedal, overdrive for example)
"Direct Out" (other use, micro ...)
Making power (located above the pedal cover)
Level of use:
General configuration rather moderately difficult (more difficult to delay a three knobs like BOSS or Ibanez pedals, delay and easier That a higher-end kind Empress superdelay).
My only complaint there is no man except an insufficient notice that does not make optimal use of the delay, a second charge to EHX (manufacturer greedy with the price mentioned above). Thank God There's the Internet, including YOUTUBE (see Proguitar shop and another site) with demonstrations if it blindly.
A delay super versatile for all styles of music from blues to electronica, but more suited for rock or alternative music more to my taste, but using the pure blues, blues rock, or even in music Jazz is not just electro excluded to you to find your settings.
The effects are simply enormous, prompting the creation of compositions including rock. This pedal is literally transforming your instruments (guitar amp), so what looks a delay respecting the nature of your original sound refrain instruments (such as T-REX REPTILE for example), since in effect this pedal will color the sound voluntarily your guitar and amp to make them on stage. It will also tend to slightly swell your guitar signal, but this is not a Boost pedal. One can switch between the old rockabilly (Stray Cats) on a big rock sound, post indie rock (U2, Radiohead and other groups in the same vein).
Amp: Fender Princeton Reverb 65 Reissue (its very sixties / seventies)
Guitar: Gibson SG model: CLASSIC (P90)
Pedal effect associated with the EHX Memory Man: T REX OVERDRIVE / BOOST "soft" (the old tube screamer with more boost)
Optimal use with the Boost engaged (Vol 3 amp minimum), and the reverb from the amp to half of the race (minimum) to see the settings of the delay in beginning of the article previously, the good old U2 FAN early run fast you look a the store nearest you.
Be careful though, I think a good amp is a must (lamp required!) For this kind of pedal to use as it should.
I've had a few weeks now, it's all just "DELAY" to have on his pedalboard no matter what your style of music, it is super versatile, one of the most versatile and most importantly analog, digital no effect or digital, an old tape delay. I tried BOSS digital, but too cold, too year 80 (New order & co!), Or the famous analog delay with Maxon and Ibanez, who are far below what fantasy EHX Memory Man. However the blame on the one hand the price manufacturer which is relatively high for what it is (I do not question the quality of the delay by the accused), with absolutely negotiated with the dealer (store specific) and secondly, the lack of explanatory material, which is really unusual for this type of article. To return to the price, even though I often say that the quality of music is paid, the EHX Memory Man is an exception (see the early article for further explanation).
Overall I do it again this choice, however maybe if there is another delay with exactly the same characteristics and especially made the same sound but with a much more attractive price.
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Catharsis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Personal love ...
We must spend some time to master the bte but overall no particular concern.
Its level then you type in the Balze.
EHX is a world ... The sound is space, deep. The time limit is short trs which cre a kind of standard rverb.
The knobs are interactive trs, the combinations are many astonishment despite the short time trs. We can thus move from a nice rverb cho fat and creepy (especially via the chorus / vibrato).
Be careful not to push back the feedback I got screwed ... When not expect a surprise.
In short, a sound we like it or not but that does not leave indiffrent.
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nibla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Config 'hyper simple knobs Level (gain), Blend (mix between the basic sound and sound-delay), Feedback, Delay and Chorus / Vibrato
you get used to in less time than it takes to say!
not need manual!
The sound of Analog Delay par excellence!
The delay is rich, dynamic, and when pressed on the feedback, the pedals of self-oscillates Manir monstrous, use only with a modration, attention to the speakers!
on the other hand, like any analog delay, time is short: 550m max ... but can be enough for many use ...
on the other hand, a large default: when used with a guitar so good, but with my keyboards, rhythms, etc ... botes (d between any line), saturated background with lots of background noise and wind, etc ... not top this type of use ...
So I put him two notes: 9 / 10 for the guitar, but 2 / 10 for the rest
I have been using less than a year, and I love the effects and crazy sotriques that can occur with the wild swings, most feedback, the powerful cho trs s 'true by becoming hyper-dull (long live the Dub), it's really a standard pedals ... and not just a delay ...
the top is when you can manipulate it by hand in real time, it becomes coupte the capacity of the machine ...
on the other hand, try it before buying, because it has a strong personali which will not please everyone ... and when the instruments that use a line spacing and flee .... prf ground him one better adapted pedals ..
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Peaveycroquette's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The use of this pedal needs to look at the settings, including the blend, a parameter that determines the amount of effect (corresponding to the 'wet').
An unusual setting for this type of effect, Level, allows, as its name suggests to adjust the input level, useful if there are to use it for anything other than a guitar. on the other hand, chiader careful to adjust because it has a significant impact on the overall level!
The connector on the rear allows to separate (or not) the sound dry (that is to say without fx) of the effect itself. Great for lovers of all kinds of routings.
The big plus of this pedal is the ability to modulate the effect, giving it a vintage sound beautiful. Can be assayed this modulation (chorus or vibrato, to choose from, but I have a strong preference for vibrato) to his liking.
In short, everything was very well thought out.
The sound is sublime! I am a big fan of The Edge, I feel like I hear Unforgettalbe The Fire in my amp. Moreover, it is one of the most famous users of this pedal.
Since his purchase there about six months, I can not do without. I am working on an album, I've been everywhere! and yet not delay pedals that I miss, such as Boss. But there's really no comparison.
For the latest recalcitrant: the MemoryMan is modeled in the Line6 DL4 of.
Go for it!
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xaula71's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
An output end and output bypass
One may regret the absence of store individual parameters, but with time are quickly find SETTINGS.
Setting the bug of course depends on what you do, but you can get a vibrato or chorus effect without delay, a delay with or without modulation
Depending on the settings of the delay, starting from a spring reverb type has a long delay of approximately 500ms with a possible repetition to infinity.
knob the level can also boost the sound
For my part, several hours of manipulation and I was at the top to extract all of its capabilities.
La, we touch the essential question.
It is not just an analog delay with a very great quality but it also affects a part.
The sound that comes out as setting gives color to the sound without equivalent.
U2 guitarist used it a lot even though he now uses a digital modulation delay.
Excellent sound is truly exceptional warmth and storage.
Object must-have especially if you like the sound of U2.
I've had six months and I use a 50% of my time.
Superb pedal, one of my best.
Very solid metal casing but a bit cumbersome.
The quality / price is very good for me.
I do it again this choice without problem.
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Ultra simple, I had the sound I wanted with no problem. The knobs are precise.
Bon bah l a t for me the ultimate happiness. J have more delay, more bosses, line 6, a lot of delay in plugs in also, they have in common is that they are all c digital or digital. Caution c is a purely personal opinion, the analog delay t was a revelation and turned my sound, it will biensur not the case for everyone, bcp prefer digital or digital to analog, c is completely different. For my part c is more than happy for I have the audio delay that suits me perfectly.
It is placed in the effects loop of my ENGL, just after a noise suppressor, it is perfectly in place and provides a unique color my sound, c j is the foot in asking so much before you buy.
I've had four days, what I like most c is the sound it simply, the less I see it, can be the size of the pedal which is pretty impressive, c is really to say what thing lol. J got a lot of digital delay and digital, I have in a lot of bosses like the digital half rack c dub sound is pure, but of all the delay that I've had c is really the man for me is memory best, c is really a revelation in my sound, it is incomparable with the sound that I had last week lol.
Remember the Assayer before you buy because it is very special and this delay will not fit everyone I aurra accused