Crazy Tube Circuits has been working around the clock to bring us the TI:ME delay pedal

Crazy Tube Circuits TI:ME delay
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Crazy Tube Circuits has unveiled new delay pedal that promises an alternative to what the Athens, Greece pedal specialists calls "typical sterile and ultra clean" digital delays, with the TI:ME stompbox adding a generous amount of retro seasoning to your repeats.

Inspired by the MXR 113 – a David Gilmour favourite and one of the first rackmounted digital delays ever made – the TI:ME specialises in worn tape echo-style repeats, and deploys a pair of digital recording devices that are filtered then placed in parallel with the dry path for "the most ambient delay unit you have ever heard." 

That, of course, is a matter of opinion, and you can get a taste of how the TI:ME sounds below, but if it is of similar quality to such classic CTC stompboxes as the Splash MkII reverb and the Starlight fuzz then we are in for a treat.

Finished in hand-lacquered copper, the enclosure has controls for Mix, Feed, M/Sec (time), Mod and Tone, with a three-way toggle switch for subdivisions. 

Mix controls your wet/dry mix, with the Mod control operating as an intensity control adjusting both speed and depth. The M/Sec dial offers delay times from 130ms to 720ms, but if you hook up an external tap-tempo switch you can get a maximum delay time of 1second. Similarly, you can set the controls for the heart of the sun and turn the TI:ME into an instrument of self-oscillation by pressing down on the tap-tempo switch constantly. 

You can also run the TI:ME true bypass or buffered with delay trails. The TI:ME uses a high-quality op-amp to offer hi-fidelity reproduction of your dry signal, and features an all-analogue signal path.

Crazy Tubes Circuits has the TI:ME, if you have the money, €189 to be exact. See CTC for more details and to order. Pedals ship within 5 to six business days.

Crazy Tube Circuits TI:ME delay

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Jonathan Horsley

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