Seymour Duncan is making some great products, and I like that they always developing new products. I was recently contacted by them and they let me know about their new delay – the Andromeda Dynamic Delay! There definitely seems to be a trend going towards very robust delay pedals offering a wide range of delay possibilities. Guitarists are wanting this level of powerful delays – so it’s a smart move to answer the demand.
Check out the official press release from Seymour Duncan:
Seymour Duncan Releases the Andromeda Dynamic Delay Pedal
SANTA BARBARA, CA May 9, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups, pedals and power amps, announces the Andromeda Dynamic Delay, a digital delay that employs the same Dynamic Expression™ technology found in the Catalina Dynamic Chorus to let you control certain effect parameters with your picking strength.
The Andromeda lets you choose between digital and analog-simulated versions of Normal, Ping Pong, Reverse and Reverse Pong delay types, while Dynamic Expression can be applied to the Mix, Modulation or Saturation parameters so you can vary the intensity of these effects in real-time simply by changing your picking strength.
A Tap Tempo footswitch and a Tap Value control let you quickly sync your echo repeats to the song, and the Andromeda can also store your presets for easy recall or be controlled via MIDI. It has stereo inputs and outputs, and you can decide whether the repeats cut off immediately when you hit the Bypass switch or trail off naturally. The Tap/Presets switch also has a Hold For Freeze function that gives you a further level of interaction during live performance.
“We created Andromeda to sound amazing and solve a few unique problems for delay users,” says Seymour Duncan SVP of Products & CRO, Max Gutnik. “First, nobody likes paging through layers of menus to find key features inside an LCD or LED display, so we put all of Andromeda’s features and functionality on to the surface of the pedal.”
“Second, players want the ability to create different colors and textures with their delay tone. So we provided both analog and digital delay palettes with a lot of tone-shaping functionality that can easily tweaked and shaped to taste. And finally, Dynamic Expression’s ability calibrate how much effect you’re getting based on your playing intensity is huge. It’s almost like having a virtual engineer riding the effects mix for you. When players get a hold of Andromeda and see how much it can enhance their performance, I think they’re going to be stoked.”
With Andromeda, digital delay is finally given the same natural interactivity and intuitiveness as effects like overdrive and wah-wah. Delay is no longer just an ambient effect that follows your guitar sound – it can also become an integral part of your performance.
* Digital and Analog-voiced Normal, Ping Pong, Reverse and Reverse Pong options
* Dynamic Expression™ on Mix, Modulation or Saturation
* Presets, MIDI and tap tempo
The Andromeda Dynamic Delay is made in the USA.
About Seymour Duncan
Seymour Duncan celebrates a rich history as the world’s leading pickup and pedal manufacturer. Since 1976, Seymour Duncan has helped the world’s artists develop their own unique, signature sounds. This is accomplished through a dedicated team of craftsman at their Santa Barbara, California office. For more information, please visit seymourduncan.com.