The Blueprint is based around an analog delay of the chip PT2399, which is popular with manufacturers of delays "boutique", with a delay time ranging from 40 to 580m. Without a revolution in the world of delays, he pulls out of the game with more details.
First prize is a hundred euros (excluding custom finish) yet does not sacrifice anything for quality production, a constant in VFE. Another very nice: the many controls available to the user. And finally, the sound is very very nice!
- Time: control the delay time: 30-580m
- Mix: mix the dry and wet signal. Way to the left = pure signal, clockwise = signal + delay.
- Feedback-controls the amount of feedback in the delay circuit, and therefore the decay rate of repetition. This is one repetition to the onset of self-oscillation.
- Level: controls the volume of the pedal. Max, there are about 10dB of boost.
- Speed: control the speed of modulation. From about 0.1 s to 2s.
- Depth: controls the depth of modulation. The modulation effect can be disabled if this control is turned fully to the left. By combining the speed controls and deep, moving from a soft detuned chorus sounds adorable.
- Internal Controls: There is a potentiometer that controls the tone of the delay. By manipulating one can obtain a delay VERY clear (and annoying my point of view to die), or rather a very dark delay.
A second trimpot controls the intensity of the chorus and give it a pretty crazy character!
The Blueprint is a delay that makes his work very well, which is very well built and has many controls that affect the sound of the echo. Normally we end up getting the sound you want
I owned a Malekko Echo 300 and a Sunny Day Delay Dr. Scientist before the delay (if we're talking strictly delay shop). The malekko was a bit higher in terms of sound, but it is a matter of taste. I prefer for the delay against the SDS. The two look alike for their sound rather dark, the integrated modulation, but Blueprint has many settings that are more significant. For the price it is a must have. And I like the choices that were made at control over the delay rather than the recent Malekko 616.
I want to acknowledge one thing: the admirable work of the manufacturer. Circuits, he makes himself very clean, and uses the best of the best components. Pedal breathes a job well done. I love the relay switches in switching that are a pleasure to operate. And finally, I love all the possibilities that Peter gives the user not content to reproduce the effects stupidly.
Extras: in each pedal, one internal trimpot adjusts the intensity of the LED. Also, in a custom, there is an in and out for each effect, allowing each to incorporate any effect anywhere in the chain of effects.