The following is a guest post review of the Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay Guitar Effects Pedal by Nick Georgiou. If you are interested in guest posting, please contact me!
Many of us have been through pretty much every delay in the TimeFactor’s class; Boss DD-20, Line 6 DL-4, TC Electronic Nova, T-Rex Replica, Empress Superdelay, etc. and been relatively dissatisfied with the lack of certain features, or just on overall feeling of hitting “a brick wall” when it comes to parameter adjustment. Wait, lets back up, the TimeFactor is in a class by itself. Not because of the price (it is well worth the money) but because of the features that make this pedal bar none. It is all of Eventide’s best delays wrapped in a stomp-box, times two by way of independent stereo, with one of the best user interfaces out there.
It has a USB hookup for infinite update possibilities. Like to update the internal firmware to allow for things such as; more accurate analog and tape sounds, more storage banks for presets, smoother user interface, and the list goes on. You can check for updates on Eventide’s website and updating is a breeze. You can even backup all your banks and preset settings online. From the digital delay to the reverse delay, all the way to the on board looper, you’re in for a wild ride of sounds so good, you’ll be changing your underwear with every twist of a knob. The control expansion is fantastic as well. You have your typical 3 footswitches built into the chassis, but you also have an expression pedal jack along with an aux switch jack that’s programmable to act as a tap tempo, bank select, or a number of other controllable functions. Not to mention the MIDI in and out for those dudes who want to rack this beast and control it using a MIDI controller or get creative and do creative MIDI things with it (my generation has a hard time fathoming all that MIDI stuff). The LCD readout and tempo display is fantastic for those players who play in bands or with artists who just so happen to enjoy a click track and maybe one or two or ten BGV tracks, programming tracks, and percussion loops. Just dial in the tempo and you’ll be rocking your way to a set tighter than Russell Brand’s trousers. The LCD readout also allows for the display of numerical setting values to either write down and patch back in later (should you choose not to save in one of the 100 available preset slots) or to remember and adjust for crazy oscillation manipulation. You have complete control over everything in this pedal. Granted, you’re not going to master this thing in a night. It’s like a woman; you have to spend some time alone with her, buy her nice things (like sick OD’s and Whammy pedals), and never under any circumstances talk about her size. Then, (even that’s a maybe,) she’ll put out and be easy to work with from then on.
About the author:
Nick Georgiou is a freelance player currently living in Nashville and playing with many Christian music artists and worship leaders. Nick is currently with artist Sarah Reeves, and on the road with Decemberadio. He also plays with songwriter and worship leader Chris McClarney.
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The Eventide TimeFactor Twin Delay Guitar Effects Pedal can be purchased for $399.00 at Musician’s Friend.