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Dig

DELAY

Description

DIG unearths the true soul of digital delay and doubles it — two simultaneous, integrated delays with captivating rack delay voicings from the 1980s and today, for incredible expressive potential. Effortlessly create your own world of intricate and synchronized echoes, along with hypnotic and atmospheric repeats that blur the line between delay and reverb. Stretch your sonic horizons with five musically satisfying rhythmic subdivisions and three dual delay routing options. Go from syncopated, pulsating delay patterns, to evocative, spaced-out echo trails, all in a compact, pedalboard-friendly format. Rack-mount digital delays of the ’80s ushered in a new era of audio effects. The innovative electronic designs generated the cleanest delays that had yet been heard, but also created their own special and intriguing sonic characteristics. Thirty-plus years later, these sounds remain as distinctive and inspiring as ever. Our thorough investigation of digital delay technology reveals the unique personalities that these delays possess. Delve into DIG’s three digital delay voicings: the early ’80s adaptive delta modulation mode, the mid-’80s 12 bit pulse code modulation mode, and the modern high-resolution 24/96 mode. Multiply these distinct voicings by two and get DIG — your perfect dual delay ally. Don’t all digital delays sound the same? What gives a digital delay its own unique personality? Digital conversion technologies in the late 70s were advancing rapidly, and clever electronics designers were on a quest to squeeze out the best possible performance specs, with fidelity not possible from tape or analog circuits. Their imaginative solutions to the limitations of the conversion process resulted in delays that possessed some unintended, unique characteristics. DIG accurately and beautifully reveals their individual personalities. ADM – A one bit, high sample rate conversion technique that evolved from telecommunications voice coding. The conversion and supporting signal conditioning, limiting, and pre-emphasis/deemphasis create a percussive wide-band delay that adds more character when input dynamics increase. 12 bit – A 12 bit, 32kHz PCM conversion made possible by monolithic IC chips developed in the late ’70s. Pre-emphasis/de-emphasis and companding combine with the converters to produce a warm delay with a dimensional sense. 24/96 – A clean, high-resolution, high-bandwidth delay with a hint of dynamics that allow the delay to sit nicely with the analog dry signal. 24 bit resolution and a 96kHz sampling rate ensure uncolored, artifact-free repeats.

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Technical data

Depth
4.49 in
Width
4.02 in
Height
0 in
Circuit type
analog
Voltage
9V DC, center negative
Current
300mA