It seems Korg are moving their attention slightly toward guitarists lately with the Nuvibe and Pandora stomp boxes but they are probably better known for pretty average multi effects rather than dedicated pedals. Having said that Korg have just announced the SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay pedal, a pedal version of a classic rack delay unit from the early 80′s.
“The SDD-3000 PEDAL packs all of the SDD-3000′s functionality into a convenient pedal unit. Featuring a pre-amp with ample headroom, a filter circuit that modifies the feedback sound, and modulation waveforms that allow a diverse array of delay effects, it covers all of the SDD-3000′s important elements. In addition to specifications that will satisfy SDD-3000 users, it provides many new functions such as eight delay types, long delay times up to 4,000 milliseconds, selectable modulation waveforms, stereo input/output, and MIDI compatibility. The user interface has also been updated for dramatically improved ease of use.”
Now I know there are a lot of people unfamiliar with the original unit who will scoff at the fact it is a digitally delay because they want a warm analogue delay tone or realistic tape echo emulation but this unit is what the Edge from U2 has been using (well the rack version) for years until this pedal was released and now uses this instead. Check out this video of the edge’s guitar tech Dallas Schoo talking about the SDD-3000:
For more info on the specs and features of the SDD-3000 pedal head over to the Korg website.