Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 20 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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Tiger foods04/02/2013

Tiger foods's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nothing to say, good delay"

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay

What are the effects or types of effects available?
What technology is used? (Analog, digital, lamp ...)
Are they editable? Via an editor Mac / PC?
What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Is it a rack or rack-mount model?

Digital, analog modes and with a sort of chorus, tap tempo, reverse, stereo output, the total anything.
As usual 'quality construction at the box, jacks, knobs.


2. USE

The general configuration is it simple?
Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

very simple, although there are a lot of ways. Quickly read the manual
Easy editing because I had racks before and I hated programming. External tap tempo with a little switch to cheap and it works.



The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
Which instruments do you use?
Which ones you prefer, you hate?

Well, there must be clear, it sounds rather digital accurate. For a small module analog, it's not really the same. I like to combine the two and clarity of the signal does not bother me, I sometimes chaining to Rondat (all in front), it does too. Analog mode is not too bad, made a little natural + mode with a little help sometimes chorus (I have no chorus). So if you are not looking for a tape echo sound is ok.



How long have you been using?
What is so special that you like most and least?
Did you try many other models before buying it?
How do you rate the quality / price?
With experience, you do again this choice? ...

+ / -1 Year
I like the format Boss (though I do not like the sounds of distos Boss) strength.
Digital sound may offend.
Q / P Boss always correct in relation to sustainability.
I got it in exchange for another delay so it goes.
When buying new? I may be + for Electro Harmonix Deluxe MM.
But for its versatility, compactness is not bad.
I had two Ibanez Dlays DL7, DL10, a Digitech X series, delays Rack (digitech artist 2120, great, but galley edition), a small ECHOTEC (not bad), the Berhinger.
General Notice: 7-8, good delay, but no more. Character is the top combination with a Deluxe MM or tape echo (not the same price and I even talking about congestion and maintenance) or El 'Capistan (this figure too). In short, a good pedal, but no real personality is.

surfy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Trs versatile"

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
For options, see the previous ones had.
It's numrique as its name suggests. A strong and pedals that all options must be (Stereo, tap tempo with a possibility to connect pedals just to tap, dlais trs trs long short , numrique or analog simulation ...)
And reverse mode "is more choruss gadget but hey why not.

Format Boss, so nickel. Note the color, which is actually a beige satin the most beautiful effect (difficult to see in photo).


Who does not need the manual if it is known to use a delay is fairly intuitive. OK, you have to press 2 seconds to initiate the tap tempo (the Lumire changes from red to green and then flashes to the rhythm of tap) there mode "hold" with his looper but I have no manual and I n 't have not lost.
I immediately found the sounds I needed.

- The effect level at noon THE FIRST rptition that takes place shortly prs at the same level as the incoming sound. So that if we go further with the knob, the level of rptition is stronger than the incoming sound. It's a little weird (on other pedals o there's a blend commme EHX, it's actually the sound of that is down)
- Tap tempo gives rptitions double compared to the tap. It may stepfather curious, but it's really cool actually. Because when you "tap" in fact gnrale you type on the rate of the battery. On other pedals, the tap is exactly the time delay. In fact it Gnant. Well I know if I'm clear but must try.


Absolutely nickel: classic mode numrique transperant, the analog is friendly, may be even more true that some analog pedals that cause attnuation darker marks too.
Mode chorus is "weird" I'm not using it. The reverse mode is fun but as the attack is not cut (o one could be that the reverse) is not useful trs.
I like the versatility of sound, which allows to find quickly and a good delay, to change depending on mood.


I have since yesterday, I compared with analog pedals (EHX Memory Toy) I did not like being too difficult and brand rgler c'tait and before the multi-effect (who did the job, but c'tait rgler and no hot tap ...)

Remains affordable for me to OCCAZ, and will remain on my pedalboard.

Audio29's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay


attention to the option to hold the loops difficult to use live!
to stop the loop you need to type two times on the pedals! not easy!

if not, move the knob of the delay time is really fun for the effects of atmosphere a little noisy


I have few means to compare, I used some trs other delays before, I think it's good stuff


good pedals but if we avoid looking for a delay which also looper, except for use "domestic"

zonzonzon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" great delay, as always dear boss!"

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
it's a digital delay, with eight different types of delay (MODE) which I will explain below, all of very good quality. the pedal is very solid, ready to brave the blows of tatane (see ranger for progressive metal ... like me: D). the pedal has a good mouth, and not encumbered by unnecessary gadgets.


configuration is very simple.
there are four buttons:
- "E.level" that allows us to gauge the amount of repetitions.
- "F.back" to choose the number of repetitions.
- "D.time" to choose the time to recurrence.
- "Mode" to choose among types of delay available.

the pedal has two input and two outputs (mono / stereo) plus an input for tap tempo and expression pedal.

the pedal is very intensive batteries, so expect a standard 9V power supply.

a built-in tap tempo can be activated in two seconds remaining supported on the pedal. I think it's great for troubleshooting, but it's just to help out pasque live is absolutely not practical!


then noted that I use it on bass!
-The first 4 modes are the same as the DD-3, ie, a delay very clean, precise, well defined. it sounds modern, it's not the analog! but the result is really great. Note that the only difference between these four modes is the delay time of delay ranging from 4 "slices of time" (I understand). the first is a long delay, the second is shorter ... etc
-Then come the "HOLD" mode, which is made instead, gives you a looper to loop 45 seconds max. the superimposed layers (how? I do not know ... but a lot!). there is a slight modification in the loop, a little "dirty" (I say dirty, not saturated!) giving a small effect "vintage" very light eh! it is super convenient to work is expensive, call etc. ... was a feature I really like.
And come-mode "MODULATE" which is actually a chorus + delay. it's nice, but I was not too useful.
-Mode "ANALOG" when with him, is actually an emulation of the DM-2 analog delay of the same brand. not having tested it I do not know the sound is faithful, but in any case it was the grain of analog delay, a filthy can, with repetition that it had disintegrated progressively. is good, but I used too much.
-Finally, the last mode, "REVERSE", which reproduces the sound of a tape echo passed backwards. Personal love is great! it is hard to master, but the result is very musical, I used often. this is my favorite Presset.


I use it for over a year. I try this model, and I immediately realized it was that I needed!
I particularly like: 2,5,8 modes, simplicity of the pedal, the output expression that I will soon be useful, the look, the tiny size, strength.
I like less, the tap tempo built, unmanageable live.
paid 100 euros used, then Q / P seen all the great possibilities and sound quality effects.
I would do without this choice eSite it I need another digital delay, but in the near future, I would add one more analog delay (probably the T-REX reptil II) with a real tap tempo for a simple delay. DD-7 used primarily looper and reverse.

it's a great pedal and looking for a specific law and may delay the getter it without hesitation: D

Mambosun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Numerical model very comprehensive and versatile
Several very good delay effects in one pedal.
Rich connectivity: stereo output, two instrument inputs, ability to control the effect with an expression pedal (not tested).


Fairly easy to domesticate, to the extent that it takes little time to experiment.
We dreamed of being able to combine both effects simultaneously, may be the next DD8?


I finally delay my dream: to make loops 'Frippertronics' without having to battle with 2 Revox A77, problems sync frame rate, breath and of course transportation!

His overall very clean and transparent, knowing the pedigree to forget "digital".

The effects I use most:
Long delay (6 seconds): excellent, versatile and easy to adjust.
Analog delay: very convincing, I "used a lot in very short delay with little feedback to grow my sound. Having owned an analog delay, with the DD7, I do not feel frustrated, question of taste.
Modulate: a sort of combination reverb / chorus, also excellent, indeed "spacey" very useful to create a sound "ambient".
Hold: bénéfcie is a loop of 40 seconds, very useful for working the chorus or to compose / arrange a guitar part.
Tap tempo sync very useful and easy to use.
Reverse: only real shadow on this rosy picture, not really controllable nor very convincing, so I do not use hardly any.


I use it for 2 years after owning a Boss DD2 purchased in 1984 and recently sold, and before that an Aria AD10 (analog delay) which I keep a great memory.
In overall this pedal is an excellent deal at the price it was sold, when I bought my DD2, though less versatile, it cost me much back then.

In terms of sound, and more generally the analog vs. digital debate, I find very compelling and powerful enough.
And then it's a Boss buffer and reliability.

I would do without hesitation that choice.
Power Bibi02/22/2010

Power Bibi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
You can find all the information below and on the net ;-)

Actually, I do not have many happy experiences in terms of delay pedal (I will return on the overall review). I do not really know what it may miss ...


General config simple indeed ... The different modes are nice and help you find the desired sound by reflecting 1 / 2 second.
The manual gives some basic settings. These are only examples, which do not allow me to find sounds that I operate, but gives a good idea of ​​the different modes.


Well, here's the part that interests us ...

I think the pedal is very transparent and that's what I was looking for. There are no effects that I hate, just the reverse effect that I do not use yet.

The pros:
Pedal transparent
Spillover (which does not cut the effect of abruptly)
Modulate mode that will provide me to buy a chorus (actually, I EH Small Clone, but I find it too colorful)
Hold mode that allows to record up to 40 seconds of loop (I put my Jamman tate the closet to make room on my pedalboard)
The quality of the effect in general
no background noise

The -:
I have not found yet, but I did that since day qq
At the limit, just the fact that in some settings donf, the effect creates a buzz sound unusable (I think it is a characteristic common to other delay, including the Visual Sound H2O)


I use it for several days now. I bought it in a moment of acute GAS when I was eyeing on the sounds of Slash from GnR ... I googled a bit for the effects he uses and zor = command on the net ...
I tried and owned other effects, namely:
- The # 1 Echo EH = I soon dropped as soon as one engages one loses the output volume. Then I found the sound a bit too robotic to digital, not pleasant. Finally the volume pot to blend it impossible to recover the output signal ... Sold
- The Visual Sound H2O. This pedal (version 1) had the advantage to combine 2 = Chorus and Delay effects. I have not liked too much because it colors the sound, breath more than the DD7 and settings to build on the Delay make the slurry sound ... Sold

Overall I am very happy with my new acquisition, especially as I think it will help alleviate my Pedalboard Squizz in my chorus and my JamMan, which will allow me to have a simple chain of effects, potential buzz / hum lower ... Just a few pedals, but good!

If you want a transparent effect, quality, and not taking much space, go there with confidence!

pask30's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
What are the effects, types of effects available?

Digital delay pedal, delay may be long, long very long style grates you you put the quitar you'll have a coffee and you're back there just in time to hear the echo, etc. Everything is possible, there also a sampler of 40 seconds or less, a simulation of vintage delay (quite nice, the sound becomes very dirty in rehearsals), a reverse delay (not top on the other hand).

Are they edited? Via a publisher Mac / PC?

I dunno, I even understand the question, but I do not think I saw anything that looks like this anyway.

Is this a rack or rack-mount model?

I do not think

What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)


What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)

Audio jack


The general configuration is simple?

Yes, 4 pots, one for the level, one for the number of repetitions, one for delay and to select the mode. There are also tap-tempo function which is handy

The manual is clear and sufficient?

Yes and no, it is all in English so if you're not comfortable with that language is a bit painful.

Editing sounds and effects is easy?



The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?

Yes, it's digital but that's not what matters, it remains for me more than correct in terms of sound quality.

Which instruments do you use?

A tambourine ... uh no, guitar

Which ones do you prefer, you hate?

I love the simulation delay vintage dirty sound with repetitions, I hate the reverse function. Another positive point when you turn off the effect, this last does not stop net, he moved gradually.


For how long have you been using it?

2 months

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

# 1 echo and MXR Carbon

What thing do you like most/least about it?

The tap-tempo and the sampler (and blame) for what I love most, for what I like least is that when you move the tap-tempo, if you want to mute the effect, it must maintain his feet 2 or 3 seconds on the pedal, but it must be done in rhythm if it saves your support as a change of tempo and if you want it back later once the bin is more tuned to rhythm.

What is your opinion about the value for the price?


Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

Without a shadow of a doubt.

grozeil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Go once will not hurt, my j'update Previous opinion, full of crap (like this, should never rely on advice on the Internet):-D
Boss numrique time limit format, known architects, blah blah ...
INTERESTED The trick is the connector: two inputs, two outputs + a jack for expression pedals or tap-tempo


Yes, the configuration is gnrale dfinitvement easy. Manuel clear as usual 'at Boss. I finally russi operate the pedals of expression that can connect. Namely, not all are compatible ps: for example, with my Bespeco and my Ernie Ball has worked. It works well with my DOD FX17 ... Charles will understand ...


Unfortunately, no history of DD6, I can not compare this dernire. The sound of plutt DIFFERENT modes is good. The standard is dlais trsfidles what is sent in between (and tonnament can be "better" than my Eventide Time Factor, which would tend to shine naturally rptitions easily). The reverse can DLIR well, the method is similar trs trs well, and rest a little better than my Dfine Maxon AD9 Pro (which is quickly his "pteux"). Modulate mode is fun, not to say Gentillet. It's not bad, but my ears sounds somewhat artificial and, moreover, can not rgler the depth and speed of the modulation, then it quickly becomes indigestible.

I compare my long DD20. So forcment is lost in the DD7 versatile with what we earn in place on the pedalboard. The best on the bypass estbien DD7, the dynamics of signalne loses almost nothing, even disables.
The crushing of potentiomtre delay time can make zoins zoins laugh that will make fans of post-... (Put here your style of music gnrique). And may well go on easily as feedback, so please have these same people ;-)

We can tap in accder temp leaving the pedals supported two seconds (convenient, but live to muzzle break the heads into the air like me) :-)

Once we trouvune expression pedals compatible with DLIR may well (and unlike what I have said, we can CONTRL paramtres with the three p dale of expression, even simultanment). For my part, I gre the effect level and rptitions, which allows me to switch from one sound with a short time limit and few Submitted (more like rverb) a super long time limit and Submitted (for groundwater or for chorus).

Looper function is funny, and diffrent possible connections (depending on how you connect with the input and output, we can double the time limit time, which will appeal to post-rockers (though they , I believe that a fixette)

A small dception however: there is a spillover function (when the rptitions continue disables pedals), but my surprise (and, contrary to DD20), the feedback s' skin after a few seconds even if we have placed 100%.


Bah, well this is drlement pedals. Its size, the possibility to connect an expression pedals, easy to get the sound of flies very easy (well yeah, that's the advantage of having 4 knobs ) and its gnral make it replaces my TimeFactor and my DD20 in my usual rig (TF appeared from time to time when I have the sounds spacial trs / spciaux but has become increasingly rare). It can stepfather thundering about a Boss pedals, but I remain silent in the face rapportpossibilits / size. truly a concentration of technology we like to AF (I told you that this statement would thunder for the Boss ...).
DCID, Boss is always placed in the compact segment dlais my opinion, even if no apprcierait a price slightly infrieur (120 euros would be really nickel).

wilfriedloul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Boss DD7 delay pedal, a delay is easy to use. There are classics of a delay, a reverse function to create interesting soundscapes, a hold function to make the overdub ...


Using very simple ... it's plug and play. Before I had a multi-effects and I am separated to return to that sense of simplicity.
Excellent use of knobs.


I'm using it to play the dub, progressive rock and jazz ... and I must say I am more than satisfied!!


I use it for a week, the overdub function is an invitation to creativity, it is a bit expensive, but if you like the delay you will not be disappointed ...

Elphaba's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay

SHOULD JUST SEARCH "RC50 loopstation" not "RC50"



SHOULD JUST SEARCH "RC50 loopstation" not "RC50"



SHOULD JUST SEARCH "RC50 loopstation" not "RC50"



SHOULD JUST SEARCH "RC50 loopstation" not "RC50