Set up for intuitive ease of use, the DelayLab parameters are controlled by five vintage-style knobs. Four footswitches provide access to the presets, and any function can be assigned to an optional expression pedal (such as the Korg EXP-2).
All totalled, there are 30 types of delay effects modeled in the DelayLab, including echoes, analog, tape, reverse, and ambient delays. VOX says that, from the distinctive warmth of vintage tape echoes and the unique tonal shifts caused by -Bucket Brigade Devices, to the lo-fi sound of early digital devices, the DelayLab delivers accurate models from a carefully selected set of historically significant delay units. It also contains numerous original and up-to-date delay effects. Dual Delay makes effective use of two independent delay times; Distortion Delay adds distortion to only the delayed sound; Reverse Delay can adjust the mix ratio between forward and reverse; Space Delay applies a string-like tonal effect to deepen the cascading delays.
The DelayLab also provides extensive looper capabilities, offering 28 seconds of memory. Three types of delay can be used simultaneously with the looper, and it can be set to attenuate the volume of the looped phrases with each overdub so that the latest phrase will stand out in the mix. In addition, the L/R delay times can be set independently for more creative applications.
VOX says that stereo ins and outs, 24-bit converters, and a sampling rate of 48 kHz provide optimal fidelity for recording or stage use and that they have introduced their innovative Seamless Bypass and Seamless Program Change features to ensure a smooth transition in sound when bypassing the unit or switching between the 30 editable effect programs; the Kill Dry feature completely mutes the direct sound.
Power is provided by six AA batteries; an optional AC adapter is available.
Pricing and Availability:
$350.00. Available May 2012.