NAMM 2009: Digitech announces new Timebender delay
DigiTech is announcing its new advanced TimeBender delay at the 2009 Winter NAMM Show. The TimeBender delay features ten delay types including Digital and Analogue, along with fixed head and moving head tape delays and a 20 second looper.
Going beyond delay pedals as they are known, the TimeBender allows the player to create custom repeat rhythms or patterns on the fly by simply strumming the guitar. Up to six taps can be set to quickly create delays that would normally take a rack of effects and hours of programming. If Strum Pattern were not enough, DigiTech has included intelligent harmonies that can be added to the delays. Choose from more than 100 voicings including octaves, 5ths, and 3rds to create delay effects that can only be recreated with a rack full of gear.
The TimeBender further adds full-time tone control, modulation, multiplier, tap tempo and repeat ping-pong patterns on all delay types in an easy to use stompbox user interface. Four memory settings also allow the user to save their favourite sounds.
Not just one tone.
Delays used to be one sound, analog or digital and then one fixed delay time. The TimeBender does just what the name implies – bends time. Featuring 10 delay types including Analog, Digital, Moving Head Tape, Fixed Head Tape, Dynamic (ducking delays), Reverse and Time Warp, the TimeBender goes where no delay has gone before. Further advancements include full-time tone control, modulation, multiplier, tap tempo and repeat ping-pong patterns on all delay types. For the first time you can get a Fixed Head Tape delay sound with tone rolled off, modulation and set to repeat in triplets.
The TimeBender goes beyond normal delays to create custom repeat rhythms or patterns on the fly by simply strumming the guitar. Up to 6 taps can be set to quickly create delays that would normally take a rack of effects and hours of programming. For instance; a 6 tap moving head tape delay can be created where the delay taps are not equally spaced but fall on beats set by the guitarist.
Topping off the TimeBender is the ability to add intelligent harmonies to the delays. Choose from over 100 different voicing’s including octaves, 5ths, 3rds, etc. When the repeats are turned up layers of singing angelic tones are created to form never heard effects.
Power at your feet. The TimeBender offers more than a full rack of delay effects topped with intelligent harmony and the ability to quickly set the repeat rhythms – never has a delay so advanced been this easy to use and packed in a pedal. The TimeBender is the delay that all other will be judged by.
10 Delay Types:
- Variable Speed Tape
- Moving Head Tape
- Dynamic (ducking) Digital
- Dynamic (ducking) Analog
- Dynamic (ducking) Tape
- Time Warp (wide delay time modulation)
- Envelope (chopping delay)
- 20 Second looper
- Unique Strum Tempo lets you create delay “rhythms”
- 100 Intelligent Harmonies on delays creating new delay tones
- Full-time tone control on delay
- Multiplier to change from ô, ♫, etc.
- Tap Tempo
- 4 Memory settings
- BPM or Millisecond delay read out
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