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DIG unearths the true soul of digital delay and doubles it—two simultaneous integrated delays with the 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.
Back to the Future. Rack-mount digital delays of the '80s ushered in a new era of audio effects. The innovative electronic designs generated the cleanest delays yet to be 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.
In the late 1970s integrated circuit technology had reached LSI (large scale integration) status which gave rise to reasonably affordable large capacity digital memory chips. This allowed for the possibility of digital delay effects that could reproduce the input signal with no degradation artifacts or coloring—things that were all considered shortcomings of previous magnetic and analog technologies. So what makes one digital delay sound different from another? What gives a digital delay a ‘personality’ that is unique? Shouldn’t they all sound the same?
The key to individuality in those early delays was not in the memory chips that created the delay but rather in the manner in which the signals were converted from analog to digital (and back) in order to make use of those memory chips. Different methods required different supporting circuitry to increase audio performance and that also played a part in differentiating one digital delay from another.