DeltaLab DD1 Digital Delay

June 15, 2011
<p><img style="width: 450px; height: 676px; float: left; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px;" src="/Portals/0/gpr0611_gear_6109_nr.jpg" alt="img" />A no-frills digital delay that&rsquo;s designed to deliver an analog-style response, the DD1 ($99 retail/$59 street) produces effects that remain warm and natural sounding, even with the Level and Feedback controls dimed. Maximum delay time is only 325 milliseconds, so you can&rsquo;t get any freaky, self-oscillating effects&mdash;but that&rsquo;s enough echo range to summon rockabilly-style slapback or spice up a solo. The smooth, analog-like voicing does a good job of mitigating any clinical aspects of the digital processing, which is something I especially appreciated when using guitars with single-coil pickups.</p> <p>In keeping with the DD1&rsquo;s basic design, there is no tap-tempo feature, but the Time, Repeats, and Level controls make it easy to dial in a sound quickly. And, if you are light on your feet and wear pointy-toed shoes, you can even make on-the-fly tweaks to the controls. To make the sound of the DD1 really come alive, take advantage of the stereo outputs and you&rsquo;ll be rewarded with &uuml;ber-echo majesty as the effects ping-pong between a pair of amps. All things considered, including its quiet operation, DeltaLab&rsquo;s DD1 is a good choice for a first delay pedal or a backup in case your main delay goes down.</p> <p><strong>KUDOS </strong>Low price. Warm sounding. Stereo outs.<br /> <strong>CONCERNS </strong>Not for those looking for extreme delay sounds.<br /> <strong>CONTACT </strong><a href="http://www.deltalabeffects.com/" target="_blank">deltalabeffects.com</a></p> <p > <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> More from this Roundup:</p> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/Five-DeltaLab-Stompboxes/Jun-2011/4289" target="_blank">Five DeltaLab Stompboxes</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/RD1-Rock-Distortion/Jun-2011/4291" target="_blank">RD1 Rock Distortion</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/MD1-Metal-Distortion/Jun-2011/4292" target="_blank">MD1 Metal Distortion</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/SC1-Stereo-Chorus/Jun-2011/4293" target="_blank">SC1 Stereo Chorus</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/TO1-Tube-Overdrive/Jun-2011/4294" target="_blank">TO1 Tube Overdrive</a>
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