Who doesn't want a little Hazarai? And what exactly is "Hazarai"? Apparently (and we have to look these things up), it's a Yiddish word that means "a lot of extra stuff."
Which certainly would describe the new Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man. It's a multi-tap delay, an echo, a reverse echo, a performance looper with tap tempo, it's programmable, and it's got Hazarai. Even without "a lot of extra stuff," it seems like a most impressive unit.
The Hazarai knob is a rotary encoder that allows the user to scroll through the eight different modes. The following is a list of the Hazarai modes that the knob scrolls through:
3 sec echo
1 sec echo
300 mS echo w/ modulation
3 sec multi-tap echo
1 sec multi-tap echo
1 sec multi-tap echo w/ reverse
3 sec reverse echo
The Hazarai knob is also a push button. Push and release the Hazarai knob to load your preset for the presently selected mode. Push and hold to save your preset into the presently selected Hazarai mode. Other features include:
Controls: Blend, Decay, Filter, Repeats, Delay, Hazarai
Mono/L ad R 1/4" input, Mono/L and R 1/4" outputs
Bypass footswitch with LED indicator
DC power input for battery replacement
24DC-100 power supply included
All in all, it sounds like one sweet pedal. US list price is $286.00. For more information, visit the Electro-Harmonix website. And here's a little YouTube video demonstration.