The Digidelay is a delay pedal from Digitech. Digitech uses a four knob layout that is easy to navigate. The Level knob adjusts the volume of the delay. The Repeats knob adjusts the number of repeats before the delay stops. The Time knob adjusts the amount of delay time between repeats. The Mode knob allows you to switch between the different modes. Mode One is 1-50 ms, Mode Two is 50-200 ms, Mode Three is 200-500 ms, Mode Four is 500-1000 ms, Mode Five is 1000-2000 ms, Mode Six is 2000-4000 ms, and Mode Seven is a hold feature.
This pedal has a solid metal casing and sturdy knobs, so it appears to be pretty durable. I’ve had no issues with reliability after a few years of use. This pedal works great at the end of your pedal chain before the front end of the amp, or even better in my opinion in the loop of the amp. If the spaciousness of the pedal alone isn’t enough for you, Digitech includes stereo outs to allow you to spread your guitar signal between two different amps or for use with recording equipment.
This is a pretty decent sounding digital delay. It doesn’t do the warm analog tones, but for a clean delay it’s pretty decent. It does have ping-pong, reverse, tape, and modulated settings, but they really all sound pretty digital. The looping feature allows you to make 4 second loops with overdubs, but I find that’s just too short to be useful. If you want a pedal for delays and a looper look at the DL4 from Line 6. Nothing inspiring soundwise here, but it’s decent and doesn’t wreck your tone.
Overall this pedal never really struck a chord with me. It does your standard digital delay sounds, but that’s really about all I’d use this pedal for. It throws in a couple of models and features, but they are so watered down and untweakable that they appear to be me gimmicky sales pitches from Digitech than useful features. If you were to need a generic delay sound and found a good deal on a used one, it might be worth picking up. Otherwise if buying new, I’d save a little more money and go for something else like the TC Electronic Nova Repeater that is light years ahead of this pedal for just a little more coin.
The Digitech DigiDelay is a digital delay pedal that has a number of different types of delay. It has a 1/4 inch input as well as two 1/4 inch outputs and is powered by either a 9 volt battery or a nine volt power supply. It is not a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.
The configuration of the Digitech DigiDelay is pretty easy to follow as there are only four knobs. It has knobs for level, repeats, time, and to choose the mode. It has seven different types of delay including tape, reverse, loop, and various milliseconds lengths of delay. Everything is really easy to use as everything is laid out conveniently. I don't have the manual for the Digitech DigiDelay but it is easy enough to use that you really don't need it if you don't already have it.
The sound quality of the Digitech DigiDelay is about average and nothing about it really blows me away. It sounds good but it sounds a little too digital sounding for my taste and while it does have a lot of different types of delays and there are a ton of different tones that are possible, they aren't all that realistic sounding. I like my delay to be warm and full and this delay doesn't really have either of these qualities as it comes off sounding duller than most delay pedals I like. While I like the versatility on this pedal, not enough of them are great sounding in my opinion.
I've been using the Digitech DigiDelay for about two years and I can't really say that I would recommend it. While it is easy to use and has a lot of different possible tones available, I just don't like the overall sound that this delay pedal contains. The price of the Digitech DigiDelay is its saving grace as it is a very cheap pedal. So for the price you can really expect what you are getting, which is a decent sounding pedal that it easy to use. Unless you are a beginner just looking for the cheapest delay pedal possible, I wouldn't really recommend the Digitech DigiDelay.
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hotjazz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
A delay with many available seconds (4 seconds).
4 type delays simulations (but equally mediocre)
Usage is very simple: you plug, you listen, you disconnect, you remove it.
I never heard a delay so cold, I get goose bumps.
The sound reminds me of the delays that can be heard in some tech hits of the 80-90: unusable with a guitar.
J I bought this pedal mail, attracted by its price and its possibilities on paper (4 types of delay, 4 second delay, a tap tempo ...).
I sent it back pronto (same day) to the store for a refund.
I paid the shipping costs of the return but at least I got rid.
Unfortunately, the delays are quite expensive pedals, and if the Digidelay seems to escape the rule, it is not a miracle: it's just a ridiculous pedal sound quality.
It is therefore a complete digital delay is due to 4 in its parameter settings.
7 delay modes are proposed here.
Tape a Tempo.
A ridiculous looper in the recording time.
The general configuration is fast enough grip for taking the time to read the documentation supplied with the effect.
Large panel of delay possible, there is his forte!
Against by the tap tempo is pretty complicated for a beginner to use (even for a confirmed stage is very stressful)), that are weak point.
The looper for my part, I find it unnecessary for the little recording time.
Supply side, it works nickel on a wreath with a good one spot market ....
Here, I agree with a lot to say that the effect fade your sound is very flat, very hazy, but not catastrophic. My rating 5/10 corresponds very well to what it gives me.
A little more body and the sound quality would have been sufficient ...
An important point is that the effect continues some time off once.