This morning, I stumbled across the Vox DelayLab. I’ve seen this delay mentioned a few times. This is a new-ish delay, and I didn’t know much about it, so wanted to learn more about it.
This unit has some pretty great features, and seem like it wants to give the Line 6 DL4 a run for it’s money. The DelayLab has 30 delay related effects with 30 presets. Effects are how the delay signal is effected or how the direct signal is manipulated. Effects include additional delays, modulation and distortion (just to name a few). You can save up to 30 programs within the unit, and it boasts seamless program change. That would be a great feature in my opinion. The unit has 24bit/48kHz processing and you have the ability to include an expression pedal for delay manipulation.
In addition to great delays, the Vox DelayLab also is a stereo looper, offering up to 28 seconds of loop record time.
Here are listing of features:
– Thirty types of delay effects, ranging from vintage to standards to originals
– Precision modeling of vintage delay effects such as analog BBD devices and tape echo
– Numerous original types such as Dual Delay and Distortion Delay offer new expressive power
– Stereo Looping can capture up to 28 seconds; multiple variations and types
– Combine Loop and Delay effects simultaneously for exciting performances
– Thirty diverse rewritable preset programs, ready for immediate use
– Delay time is adjustable in 1 ms steps, to a maximum of four seconds
– Easy access to multiple parameters allows the creation of complex effects
– All parameters can be controlled using an expression pedal [optional]
– Sync Mode allows poly-rhythmic effects to be created quickly and easily
– Seamless Program Change feature ensures smooth transitions
– Advanced Bypass function with decay avoids abrupt effect cut-offs
– High-quality 24-bit/48 kHz audio sampling rivals professional equipment
– Diecast metal body stands up to hard use on stage
– Stereo Inputs; Stereo Outputs (all 1/4″)
– Assignable Pedal Control input
Here is the official product video:
This is what really got my attention.. the price. The unit lists for $350, but is usually available for $230, but is currently on sale at Amazon.com for $196.99. You have to admit, that’s a lot of pedal for that price. I mean.. you’ll pay $150 for a Boss DD-7 or $250 for a Line 6 DL4, so this is a great, great price. At the time of this post there were only 4 units in stock (at this price). Regardless, paying $230 is still a great price for the DelayLab