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The Benson Delay pedal marks a step forward in delay engineering. Crafted meticulously with the PT2399 chip, this pedal stands out by providing a vast and impressive delay range, thanks to the synergistic use of a compander chip, precise analog filtering, and expertly managed gain staging. A nod to Benson's extensive background in tape and bucket brigade echo servicing, this delay pedal is imbued with the ethereal and vibrant repeats, always maintaining a melodic yet slightly unpredictable decay.
One of the standout features of the Benson Delay is its adaptability. Not only does it produce swift chorus, vibrato, and slap effects, but it also meanders into the realm of the atmospheric, offering tones that seem almost ghostly and detached. The available delay range is impressive, spanning from 30ms all the way to 1250ms. For those seeking adventurous soundscapes, there's a feature allowing users to boost feedback into self-oscillation territory – great for creating lingering notes or even mimicking the sounds of otherworldly encounters. What's more, it achieves this without adding any unwanted noise or interference.
In terms of control, this pedal is a masterclass. The Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) offers a broad spectrum of speed and depth, inclusive of sine, square, and random waveforms. Whether you're chasing the vintage warble, a seasick sway, or a gentle flutter, the Benson Delay has got you covered. One of its more innovative features is the Bontempo open-source technology, refined by Octave Zangs and initially conceptualized by Antoine Ricoux at Electric Canary. This allows for a self-calibrating tap tempo accuracy, a feature unparalleled in the world of PT2399-based delays.
In crafting the Benson Delay, there's a conscious effort to sidestep the pitfalls of modern delay design. It avoids the jarring digital nuances that often mar the experience of tweaking the time control in many contemporary devices. In essence, the Benson Delay is an invitation to a rich sonic journey, minus the glitches and pitfalls. It's not just a pedal; it's a statement in sound.
- PT2399 Chip for Expansive Delay Range
- 30ms to 1250ms Delay with Rich Repeats
- Unique Tones via Self-Oscillation Feature
- LFO Features: Sine, Square, Random Waveforms
- Accurate Bontempo Tap Tempo Self-Calibration
- Eliminates Digital Jaggedness When Adjusting
- Boosted Feedback Without Noise Interference
- Blend of Modern Tech and Vintage Sensibility
|9V DC, Center Negative
|Ins - Outs:
|1 x 1/4" In, 1 x 1/4" Out
|Digital Delay, Analog Filtering