#2
Usually the manufacturers say so in the advertising, or in the pedal name itself. Other than that, check the technical information/specifications sheet for the pedal.

If you want, say what's the pedal in question and i'll check it for you.
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#3
Digital pedals tend to have a higher current draw, say more than 30mA @ 9v, and even that is very high for an all analogue pedal.
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#4
Yeah if you tell us what the pedal is, we can (hopefully) tell you for sure what it is.
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#5
If it sounds good, does it matter?
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#6
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If it sounds good, does it matter?


THIS

It doesn't depends if it's analog or digital, it depends on the quality of the work it went into to develop it.

If an analog is using shitty basic circuitry then it probably will be shit.

If a digital pedal has only a few lines of code to execute the functions then it will probably be shit.

I'm so tired of this analog vs digital shit.
#7
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Usually the manufacturers say so in the advertising, or in the pedal name itself.

This isn't always accurate though. Like the Joyo Analog delay is digital. It's just 'analog voiced'.
I agree with both Spambot2 and GaryB
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#9
Op-amps are analogue. In fact they were invented for analogue computing.
That's where the name comes from - operational amplifier. ie operations like addition, multiplication, differentiation, etc. but all done in contiguous analogue voltages.
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#11
Analogue.
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#13
Both are completely analogue pedals.
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#14
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If an analog is using shitty basic circuitry then it probably will be shit.

If a digital pedal has only a few lines of code to execute the functions then it will probably be shit.

I'm so tired of this analog vs digital shit.
The problem usually lies in the ADCs and DACs used in guitar pedals which are shit in most cases - every sub-$200 digital pedal I can think of.

Then again, lotsa analogue pedals sound bad too...
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#15
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This isn't always accurate though. Like the Joyo Analog delay is digital. It's just 'analog voiced'.

Wow. Really? Someone should sue them for using a misleading product name.

I didn't know, i never checked Joyo pedals since they're not available around here.
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#16
^ Yeah, from what I've read in the Joyo thread I think they get away with calling it analogue because it's supposedly voiced to sound like an analogue pedal.
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#17
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If it sounds good, does it matter?

Not likely, but in some instances you want to know how the pedal operates for some reason. For instance, a modder would probably steer clear of digital pedals.
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#18
^ Yeah. While I don't disagree with the "Who cares if it sounds good?" approach, at the same time there are plenty of legitimate reasons why someone might want to know.

Aside from anything else, if it doesn't matter as long as it sounds good, why not tell the truth about what it is?
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#19
^ I think we should ask blackstar

But seriously, half of the people who bought HT1s and HT5s came back home happy and telling everybody "hey man I'm so happy I got my first super convenient super small amazing sounding tube amp".
Name's Luca.

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#21
Analogue.
No digital stuff.
Analogue.
Everything...
Analogue...
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#22
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^ I think we should ask blackstar

But seriously, half of the people who bought HT1s and HT5s came back home happy and telling everybody "hey man I'm so happy I got my first super convenient super small amazing sounding tube amp".


lol

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Not even "analog voiced"?


yeah analogue

it tends to be only delays which are "analogue-voiced"...
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#25
Yeah that one's analogue. When we said delays pedals sometimes are analogue-voiced and actually digital, that doesn't mean all of them. some are genuinely analogue.

as i said in my first post, if there's anything specific you're interested in we can (hopefully) tell you which it is. We can give you rough rules of thumb and things to watch out for, but there's no hard and fast rule to know for sure. You just kind of have to treat each one on its own merits...
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#26
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If it sounds good, does it matter?
Some people just like to know how things tick. People like that often become technicians you know?
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#27
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Some people just like to know how things tick. People like that often become technicians you know?

I know - but there are also some people who only care about this sort of thing because they think analogue is cool and digital sucks because it's digital (insert pointless argument for potentially unimportant question here to cover all threads).

It's always worth asking why someone wants to know, sometimes the right answer is that it doesn't matter - but as soon as it becomes technical I back away quickly because I'm proud to know f*** all about how things work....my kit is all powered by magic
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#28
Analog pedals are great.

Digital pedals are great.

Good pedals are great.

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#30
I don't even think there are any digital Japanese Boss pedals.
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#31
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#32
aloej, this website should answer all of your questions about Boss pedals.

http://www.bossarea.com/
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