Hello and welcome back to Guitarpedals.live where we are
looking at the Strymon Timeline Ice Delay. On this setting all the external knobs are the
same as discussed in our Timeline overview. So we are going to jump right in
with the other parameters available in this setting. You can access these by
pressing the value encoder.
The first parameter you will see is the Interval option.
This is where you can choose what interval you want to add into your delay. You
can choose from minus one octave up to plus two octaves. There is also the
option of plus one octave and a fifth. Next is the slice option, this lets you
how large of a slice of your input signal you would like to be shifted. You may
choose from the options of small medium and large. After this we are given the
blend option where you may choose for more delay or more of the ice effect.
The next parameter we
will see is the smear. As you turn up this setting your delays will begin to
lose the front end of the repeat the longer they repeat. Basically, your trails
will begin to smear together. For swell type sound you will want to turn this
up as we did in this video. Next you have your High Pass filter which we have
set at 120 Hz. This helps to keep your delays from getting muddy or rumbly. I
suggest using this on most settings as most good guitar sounds don’t live in
that frequency range.
I tend to use this setting for swells and in quiet parts of
a set. To get the most out of these sounds I like to add in some reverb as you
will see at the end of this video. The Ice delay is a unique effect and one
sound I was really excited about when I first got the Timeline. I will say that
I don’t find myself using it that often, but it is a nice sound to have for
those special moments where I need something spacey.
Overall this is a cool sound that I like experimenting with,
but I don’t find myself using that often. The timeline has a lot of sounds that
fit into a similar category that we will keep digging into. These are great
sounds to help you get inspired when you are stuck in a creativity rut.