Originally posted by aharps
So id really apreciate it if someone could do a 'beginers guide to analogue delay' or somthing
Analog is great, no doubt about it. But digital (or the right digital delay) can be just as inspiring as an analog, depending on how you like to use delay.
If you like to wash your sound with high level/feedback repeats (think Jane's Addiction's Mountain Song) you will be happy going digital. I currently use a Boss DD-3, and it is an alright delay. However, if I turn the level down to nine 0'clock or under (for like a aftertaste-distant delay), the repeats sound awful. Just terrible.
When I was a DMM owner (an older version), it handled such subtle repeats with clarity and beauty. But when I tried going over the top with repeats using a DMM, a dreaded hiss-and-tick would come into play... at first I was okay with it, but it didn't take long for me to realize that I was a chump for buying an older one (the newer DMM's don't have this sideeffect). But hey, I guess today I am more informed through experience as opposed to going on what harmony central reviews recommend.
Today, on my very limited budget, I can get by with a digital delay (my DD-3). You know, you do what you can with what you have. However, when the time is right and I am in a better financial situation, a moog delay is first on my list.
In conclusion, (Oh God, this sounds like a high-school essay entitled "Grovers delyed response") I suggest you base you choice, whether it be digital or analog, on how you see yourself using it in your song writing.