Modulated Delay Device
The year is 2018 and you can digitally model any amplifier under the sun on a clock radio-type apparatus. You can order a hot dog sandwich on the internet and have it delivered straight to your face. A reality television star is President. Literally anything is possible. What do we do? We decide to build a lo-fi delay based on a processor meant for a cheap karaoke machine. Why? Because it sounds awesome and we are in the business of making things that sound awesome, that’s why.
Time: Delay time goes from 30ms to 600ms; Clockwise for long and counterclockwise for short.
Pro Tip: If you have the repeats all the way up into self-oscillation territory, turn the delay time to alter the frequency.
Repeats: Controls the regeneration of the delay signal. Repeats increase clockwise and gradually begin to build into self-oscillation around 3 o’clock. This oscillation will infinitely continue until the Repeats control is brought back down below the 3 o’clock threshold. These oscillations will last even when the pedal is in bypass mode.
Mix: Blends the delay signal in with the dry; Clockwise for more and counterclockwise for less.
Depth: Controls the desired amount of modulation; Clockwise for more and counterclockwise for less.
Shape: Morphs the wave shape from a soothing triangle shape to a choppy square shape as you turn clockwise.
Rate: Controls the speed of the modulation; Clockwise for fast and counterclockwise for short.
Pro Tip: Match the Rate to the delay time (or a subdivision) for some cool rhythmic effects. This is especially awesome in square wave mode with the depth set high.
4.75″ x 2.50″ x 2.25″ with knobs
This device features Flexi-Switch™ Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.
For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.
For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.
Since the switching is relay based, it requires power to pass signal.
The Space Spiral should be powered by a standard 9-volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!
Current Draw: 50ma
Input Impedance: 1M
Output Impedance: <1K