DHP-33/55 owners - your shimmer patch? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Even Better Than The Real Thing ??
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-02-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
The Fly
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 75
Local Time: 01:02 PM
DHP-33/55 owners - your shimmer patch?

Okay, here's the deal: I've got a DHP-55 that up until recently seemed to work fine for shimmer on the stock Stringpad patch.

For some reason, possibly related to a system reset, my patch no longer smoothes the delayed signal such that it sounds like one nice shimmer.

Does one of you (who has a decent DHP shimmer patch) happen to feel like sharing your settings, or the patch?

I know that the DHP patches are pretty intense, but even some sort of clue as to why this is not working for me now would be helpful.

Thanks, guys!
__________________

Loar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
The Fly
 
AughrimFurey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, MA USA
Posts: 91
Local Time: 02:02 PM
The DHP-55 does not do a good shimmer. The 33 and 55 are totally different machines. I had a DHP-55 and sold it to get an IPS33b (same as the DHP-33).
__________________

AughrimFurey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 10:26 PM   #3
The Fly
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 75
Local Time: 01:02 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by AughrimFurey
The DHP-55 does not do a good shimmer. The 33 and 55 are totally different machines. I had a DHP-55 and sold it to get an IPS33b (same as the DHP-33).
Okay, so a second question for you: on the DHP 33, can "shimmer" essentially be obtained from a preset, or does it require some fooling around?

And for that matter, do you get use out of it for anything else, or solely for shimmer.

I may have to justify doing what you did, and I want to make sure it's worth it.
Loar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 11:18 PM   #4
The Fly
 
AughrimFurey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, MA USA
Posts: 91
Local Time: 02:02 PM
It does require some fooling around, but the details of creating a patch preset can be found around the net (U2 recording Yahoo group). I no longer have the IPS33b (sold it for a Fractal Audio Axe-FX), but it was much easier to get a good shimmer out of it than after hours of tweaking on the DHP-55.

The IPS33b (DHP-33) is good for whammy as well as detune to get a 12-string sound from. The whammy on it is very good (think original whammy).

I think it is worth it to make the change. I spent days with the DHP55 (actually, I had the Studio 5000 which is a DHP55 on steroids) and could not get a good shimmer with it. Within minutes of getting an IPS33b and putting in the settings I found on the net, I quickly got a good shimmer.
AughrimFurey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 06:43 PM   #5
Refugee
 
Muad'zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Posts: 1,381
Local Time: 07:02 PM
I have a DHP33 and tried to create a shimmer patch using the details from the U2 recording Yahoo group. I set everything to the listed settings. For some reason I can't seem to get it right. I want just the shimmer, but part of the original can still be heard no matter what I try.
Muad'zin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 07:33 PM   #6
War Child
 
TheEdge U2JT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: In a house filled with boys, guitars, pets and a lot of love!
Posts: 947
Local Time: 11:02 AM
You need to have reverb post shimmer to smooth the sound. I have used both a Lexicon and Yamaha SPX90 and it both worked well. Just running direct out of a DHP33 or IPS33B will sound choppy.

The DHP33 is a nice unit. You can also program it to get the trem/shimmer tone from Lemon.
TheEdge U2JT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 10:15 PM   #7
Refugee
 
Muad'zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Posts: 1,381
Local Time: 07:02 PM
I do have a Line6 Verbzilla, which I could place behind it, but that seems like an awful lot of work when I can just use the shimmer setting of the Verbzilla. That way I can use the DHP33 for actual harmony work. I do love Iron Maiden like guitar harmony.

Hmm, decisions, decisions....

PS. Is it possible for you to post the settings for that Lemon like trem/shimmer?
Muad'zin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 09:40 AM   #8
War Child
 
TheEdge U2JT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: In a house filled with boys, guitars, pets and a lot of love!
Posts: 947
Local Time: 11:02 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Muad'zin
I do have a Line6 Verbzilla, which I could place behind it, but that seems like an awful lot of work when I can just use the shimmer setting of the Verbzilla. That way I can use the DHP33 for actual harmony work. I do love Iron Maiden like guitar harmony.

Hmm, decisions, decisions....

PS. Is it possible for you to post the settings for that Lemon like trem/shimmer?
I have a verbzilla too. Although it does give you something sounding like shimmer, the attack and sustain is no where close.

I'm sure if you run it as a reverb post DHP33, it would help even out the tone.
__________________

TheEdge U2JT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×