Radical Delay with Tap Tempo (Ltd. Edition 2018)


Radical Delay with Tap Tempo (Ltd. Edition 2018)



The Radical Delay is a re-imagining of the crystal-clear digital delay sounds of the 1980’s — with some modern twists. So grab your hover board and pump up your Reeboks, because we’re about to turn back the clock.

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Time — Adjusts the maximum delay time from 10ms to 900ms.  Turn this in TAP MODE to select the delay subdivision (1/4, dotted 1/8th, 8th.)  Turn this with EXPRESSION PEDAL at heel or toe to set EXPRESSION range.

Repeat — Controls the feedback of the delay.

Tweak — Tweaks a different parameter in each mode. See the mode descriptions for full details.

Mix — Controls the blend between fully dry (clean) and fully wet (repeat only) echo sound. 12 o’clock is an equal mix of clean and echo.


Mode Toggle:

Mod — Super-clean digital delay with adjustable modulation. The Tweak knob adds a luscious modulation to the delay. At 12 o’clock there is no modulation. Clockwise adds a slow chorus and counter-clockwise adds a fast vibrato.  

Glitch — Pristine digital delay that you can mangle in unusual and interesting ways.  With the Tweak knob fully counter-clockwise, the Radical Delay will echo exactly what you play. Turn the Tweak knob clockwise to add some “ghost in the machine” style glitches and odd pitch modulation. And with the Tweak knob fully clockwise, the Radical Delay sounds more like a synthesizer or video game console. 

Bend — Delay with pitch shifting that’s based on the earliest technology and spirals up or down with each repeat. Turn the Tweak knob counter clockwise to shift the pitch down or clockwise to shift up.

*Hint: Turn the delay time all the way down and the Radical Delay will take on a whole new vibe. In Mod mode, you’ll find analog-flavored chorus. Glitch mode turns into a “bleep bloop” robot machine. And in Bend mode, try blending the dry signal in for glitchy pitch-shifted harmony lines.  

Bypass Switching:

The Radical Delay features a buffered bypass with "trails."  The delay will continue to repeat when the pedal is bypassed.  The Radical Delay features an analog dry signal path.

Tap Tempo and Expression:

The Radical Delay is equipped with a state of the art computer control system.  Well, it was state of the art in 1988 anyway.  To set the delay time using tap tempo, hold down the bypass footswitch until the LED starts blinking.  While it's blinking, tap the footswitch to set the delay time.  You can either hold the footswitch down to return to play mode or wait a couple of seconds for the pedal to switch back on it own.

The white jack on the left side will work as either a remote tap tempo input or an expression pedal input.  Hold the footswitch at power-on to cycle between tap (LED blinks twice) or expression pedal (LED blinks five times.)

If you connect an expression pedal, then you can make it sweep the TIME knob.  Set the expression pedal to its heel position then turn the TIME knob to your desired setting.  Sweep the expression pedal to its toe setting and turn the TIME knob again.  The pedal will fade between those two time settings as you sweep the expression pedal.

Power Supply:

The Radical Delay requires a 9V DC power supply with a 2.1mm pin, center negative.  The Radical Delay is not designed to be powered on supplies higher than 9V and does not use a battery.  The Radical Delay should work fine on a multi-pedal "daisy chain" connector, but if you encounter excessive noise or hum try a separate power supply.

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