TAPE vs ANALOG
Both Tape & Analog delays have been favored by engineers and producers for decades. They are often described as warmer and more natural-sounding than digital delays. One uses magnetic tape to produce the delayed repeats of the signal while the other uses capacitors to recreate a similar effect. Both types tend to roll off the low and high frequencies, which makes them sit better in the mix. That gives the musical and organic feel that many of us are chasing.
PERFECT BALANCE OF THE TWO
Released in 1980, the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man pedal featured a unique marriage of both Analog and Tape delay by reproducing Tape-like echos using capacitors without the need of magnetic tape. Due to its unique circuitry the unit was capable of producing lush, dark and expensive-sounding delays with vibrant chorus and haunting vibrato in a convenient small shape with plenty controls. After being adopted by U2’s The Edge and featured on his “Sunday Bloody Sunday” hit, the reputation of the pedal quickly grew and became a must for many artists including Robert Smith, Ed O’Brien, Arctic Monkeys’ Jamie Cook and the late Chris Cornell. Fast-forward to nowadays, the Deluxe Memory Man has become one of the most demanded analog delays ever built.
THE ANTELOPE WAY
As all of our creations, we took it upon ourselves to reproduce the most faithful software emulation of the Deluxe Memory Man ever made. We measured and recreated every single
component of the circuit and created the Memory Cat Brigade AFX using the original schematic for the Deluxe Memory Man. In addition to the accurate recreation of the behavior of all original parameters we also added a few extra features unique only to our AFX such as a maximum delay time of up to 1100 ms and a Filter knob for even darker echos.
NOW YOU CAN
• Record in real-time with near 0 latency using the Memory Cat Brigade (only with Antelope Audio Synergy Core interfaces)
• Mix with the Memory Cat Brigade using our AFX2DAW plugin (up to 36 instances)
• Produce dark and lush tape-like delays that will sit in any mix
• Add more depth to your tracks with a vibrant pitch-shifting vibrato or a rich and spacious Chorus effect