Akai Analog Delay

The Analog Delay pedal features real BBD circuitry in its design and is capable of longer delay times (up to 1.2 seconds) than other analog delays on the market.

Sounds

The effects you'd expect of analogue delay are all here, from clangy reverb at minimal delay times through slapback to the more obvious repeats, plus dub effects from knob manipulation.

However, the pedal does brighten your tone when kicked in and the repeats may sound a little brighter than you'd like if you're looking for the typical analogue experience of darker delays that blur into your sound.

MusicRadar Rating

3.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Crusty repeats; long delay time available.

Cons

No modulation option; brightens the overall sound when engaged.

Verdict

If you don't mind the bright tonality, this is a practical and straightforward delay at a reasonable price.

Available Controls

Mix Repeat Time

Weight (kg)

0.5

Dimensions

100 x 60 x 125

Unit Power Source

9 Volt Batteries 9V DC Adaptor

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