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This Week’s Preset: TimeLine – “Solstice Ice”

Preset - TimeLine Delay

For the shortest day of the year, here is a preset using a short delay time (60 milliseconds), and a short slice size using the Ice delay type in TimeLine. The Ice delay machine slices up the input signal and plays back the slices after pitch-shifting them. For this preset, the slices are being pitched up two octaves.

In the sound clip below, you’ll immediately here the short (non-Ice) delay on the dry signal, but it’s not until the seven second mark that you will really hear the Ice signal skate into the picture. By 0:34 I’ve completely turned down the volume knob on my guitar, so all you are hearing are the regenerations of the Ice signal in the delay line.

LISTEN HERE:

PRESET DETAILS:

The image below shows the knob settings and parameters for the preset.

I have the Filter knob turned up pretty high to avoid out of control low-mid feedback in this sound. In this patch, the Grit control (which adds some distortion) actually tames the sound a bit. If you turn down the Grit, the sound seems to open up and breathe even a little more with a slightly clearer-sounding Ice signal. Turning up the Depth control adds a nice stereo image to this sound.

Download the preset:

Using the Strymon Librarian or our new Nixie preset editor? Download the preset and load it into your TimeLine.

What do you think?

Made your own tweaks to this preset? Post them below. Are there other preset types that you’d like to see in upcoming blog posts? Let us know what you think. Thanks!

About Matt Piper
Matt Piper writes words and makes videos for Strymon. He plays guitar and a variety of other instruments but sucks at drums and a much larger variety of other instruments. He also makes electronic noises and teaches Fundamentals of Synthesis at the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, California.

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