Starlight Echo Station
Starlight Echo Station
The pedal's software doesn't work if you have an Android phone, or it may work one time and then not another...UA is flat out wrong for selling these pedals without letting customers know up front that the software may or may not work properly. I messaged UA and they sent me a message with a complicated "work-around" to use the app on my android...this is a joke...I didn't pay $399 for a pedal to get a "work-around" to use it...The pedal SHOULD work as advertised...No bueno UA, no bueno....
Software is GARBAGE
Starlight echo station..great pedal, but the UAFX control app is complete garbage...won't connect no matter what I do, am unable to access the control app, won't connect to the pedal and UA has ZERO answers or solutions..it's a shame..won't be buying anymore of these so-called "great pedals" that you can't even use as intended and as they say they work....Zero stars....
Not buy if you have put some money in your tone
I have invested some money in pickups, cables, amp and Pedals, so I can have the tone that I want. Just get starlight and put it in my effects loop, the first thing O notice is that the starlight removes some frecuencies of my tone even if the pedal is off and in true bypass setting
The BEST delay I've ever used!
I have owned a lot of delay pedals and modeling units over the years, but this one is by far the best. The pedal itself is solidly build and the sounds are incredible! Each model has been expertly crafted and the attention to detail is truly incredible. I have been an avid fan of the Deluxe Memory Man for years and this is the best emulation of it that I have ever heard: the preamp, the modulation, the warmth it's all there. I agree with one of the other reviewers, adding UA's Kord SDD-3000 plugin to the pedal would be amazing. The Precision delay is cool, but it's the least exciting of the three and having the Korg SDD would give another flavor of preamp with the digital delay and the Korg's unique modulation. Also a reverse delay would be icing on the cake. This is already a tremendous pedal for the price, but those new models would push it over the top. Either way thank you!
UA delays are top notch. Can nail Electro-Hamonix, too. Read my Golden reverb for these pedals details. Bottom line: great set-and-forget. Only 1 preset favorite. Other settings must be memorized. Buggy setup for updates using one software and control app being different and over bluetooth. Connections sometimes wonky. I do not like the blinking delay led. Give you epilepsy and I can’t really tell if Im using the preset of the pedal is OFF. Too cheap for $300+ to use another switch. Or LCD. Or combine like H9 so you can save on board space and looking for a ton of 500 mA connections! They give you no cords. Their instructions are worse than those on Sweetwaters page who finally got me figuring out registration, update, etc. But if you can deal with frustration for a superior delay sound, this is your baby. It works for me. Thank goodness I don’t need many presets for live gigging. They need to create a multi-effect floor unit. They’re profiting from insanely expensive single pedals that require too much space & power. And now they are silent on support/updates. Makes me think they will abandon this for something else bc they just dropped the prices by a lot.
Good idea but poor execution.
The sounds are all quite thin sounding and the functionality is limited. The fact that they still haven't implemented the ability to dial in a specific BPM on the uafx is ridiculous. I love the plugin versions but this effect unit in no way sounds like the plugins.
Korg SDD-3000 Next
Korg SDD-3000 next. Cooper Time Cube is mind-boggling; dont stop there! And btw, the EP-8 pre is delicious! So get another sublime pre in the SDD-3000 (if Korg will License!) Brian Eno, Daniel, Lanois, Flood, The Edge can't be wrong Beautiful filter section too... First Programmable Digital Delay-A wopping 10 presets! Somebody needed more than me to break into in a storage unit in Reno! Thanks for bringing it back!
Why emulate the limitations?
Starlight is a great delay. It perfectly reproduces the delay sounds of yesteryear. And perhaps it is in that perfection that lie the greatest limitations of this pedal. Why not extend all emulations to 2.5 seconds? Why not equip all emulations with low-pass and high-pass filters? Why not allow Tape and Analog to not go into self-oscillation? Why not increase the possibility of ping-pong to all divisions? Why, put simply, emulate all the limitations of those machines you are trying to emulate and not create something truly innovative? The audio quality of this pedal is indeed remarkable, but it lacks these very important little things, as well as midi support, which for a delay is almost indispensable.
The first 2 algorithms are it. The tape echo and memory man are so good. I wish the precision delay had been a more interesting classic digital delay emulation, but the tape and dmm are worth the price of the pedal.
If they will only add a Binson to this it would be my all time fav pedal.
Just a stunning pedal to have at one’s feet. Excellent, warm, gooey echoes in spades. Congrats.
J. Ojeda Tello
Me encanta este Delay en sus 4 modos y esta construido como un tanque. Así todo me estaría faltando la opción de Tener un Preset almacenado sin tener que prescindir del switch y la luz del TAP. Sería fundamental que sigan sumando diferentes delays y/o la posibilidad de hacer algún trabajo de edición en profundidad desde la App del movil o la PC
This is a star
I just followed up purchasing the Golden by buying the Starlight. This has just made my day. These are stunning. If you only ever buy two pedals, then these are the ones. Playing with two amps in stereo the sounds are inspiring. I am finding tones and songs from my fingers and guitar that I did not know were there. Thanks UA
Absolutely love this pedal I have been waiting like a kid that can't wait to see what Santa left under the Christmas tree for me. I have been turning knobs and playing for hours and hours. I really hope that UA update the UAFX app for naming and storing presets good job guys !!
All four modes are incredible, each different but equally amazing. Would be 5 stars but on a stage its going to be really hard to see what effect you're on as they all have the same colour led - strange oversight.
But the sound is truly incredible, look no further.
The UAFX Starlight is a delay-full delight!
What a find! A tape, DMM and Digital all in one pedal. UA knocks it out of the park. Fresh out of the box you’ll get great tones... highly recommend!
Sounds better than any of the UA plugins it is based on
Got my UA Starlight Delay pedal from Sweetwater today after a 3 month wait. But the good news it was worth the wait.
PROs: Excellent! Sounds way better than any of the UA plugins it is based on. Not sure why that is. The EP3 Echo Plex model is incredible. Sounds like the real thing. The whole signal is juiced up, thicker. The UA EP3 software plugin is just not as good. Would like to see a software editor for mac or iphone to store presets
CONs: Instructions are kind of sparse. UA should post a complete walkthru video. For now, its unclear if only one preset can be stored? Why
not a few? Also unclear how the stereo outs work if you plug in a mono guitar. So you take a stereo Y splitter cable to from the guitar so you have 2 inputs?
Way to go UA, James and Drew!