Today we are looking at Dual Delay using the Strymon timeline. This delay is great for those times when you don't have a second guitar player. The offset delay helps to thicken your sound and create the illusion of another player. My favorite go to setting to accomplish this is the quarter note plus dotted eighth note combo. if you have ever spent any time listening to the Joshua Tree Album by U2 you should be familiar with the Dual Delay Effect. It is most obvious on the intro riffs for "Where The Streets Have No Name" and "I still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for".
Dual Delay Settings
When You are on the Dual Delay machine the controls stay the same as what we outlined in our overview of the Timeline. There is a set of parameters to specific to this delay type. You can edit these by pressing the Value Encoder. Once you have opened up the parameters menu you will see Time 2 Repeats 2 and Mix2. These are pretty straight forward parameters. Time 2 changes the division of your delays and works off of a fraction system. If your main delay is set to quarter note, select 3/4 for that iconic dual delay sound. Next you have the option for "Mix 2" and "Repeats 2". These change how much of the second delay is added to your signal and how many repeats. You can also set it to "TRACK" which will follow the same settings as your "Delay 1". I generally prefer the track setting, but there are a lot of interesting effects you can find by experimenting with these options. Next you will see a high pass filter (this option is available on all delay types) I like to add a small roll off to keep the delays less boomy. One other parameter that is specific to the dual delay is "CONFIG" and gives you the option of series or parallel. Series sends delay 1 into delay 2, Parallel processes your signal into both delays at the same time. The setting in this video uses the parallel setting. The last couple settings are available on all delays and include Boost, Name, and expression pedal options. You can also choose to save a tempo to the specific preset or use a global tempo.
This video features a Standard American Telecaster Into a Morgan 10pm. As you spend more time playing with this setting on your own experiment with how other pedals change your tone. I personally like to add in some compression to give a little more life to my repeats. I also like a little reverb to add some space to my mix. Reveal also helps to add a nice pad underneath everything. As always experiment and find what works best for you.