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Korg SDD-3000 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
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A classic delay revamped for today's discerning players.

The rack-mounted SDD-3000 which appeared in 1982 was a classic digital delay that dominated the world thanks to its peerless sonic character. The classic delay effect that's central to the guitar sounds in world-class rock bands owe a great deal to the SDD-3000, which has been the driving force behind numerous famous songs over the years.

Designed in collaboration with Dallas Schoo of U2 fame, 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.

Eight different delay types give you a wide range of variety
At the core of your sound-shaping, you can choose from a total of eight delay types. In addition to the original SDD-3000 delay, there's also analog delay modeling that provides the warmth of a BBD device, a TAPE model that reproduces a tape echo, the clean MODERN delay sound, the fantasy-like KOSMIC delay which adds pitch change to the reverb sound, REVERSE which plays the delay sound backward, PITCH, which places a pitch shifter placed before the delay, and PANNING which controls the stereo position of the output. A wide range of delay effects can be produced with this single unit. In addition, there's a ducking function that lets you apply delay only when the input is at a low level.

A faithful replication of the original SDD-3000's preamp
The SDD-3000's premp was one of the most important factors in cementing its status as a legendary effect unit. The thick, present sound that distinguished the SDD-3000 was a decisive aspect of its character. Many musicians even used the SDD-3000 in a bypassed state simply as a preamp in order to obtain this effect. It goes without saying that the SDD-3000 PEDAL faithfully replicates this preamp. Ample gain and headroom are maintained, and input/output attenuators are also provided. This lets you set the input/output levels optimally when using this unit, meaning that in addition to guitar, you can use it with a variety of instruments including analog synthesizers, keyboards, and vintage effects, and be confident that the SDD-3000 PEDAL's potential will be maximized for any audio source.

Two bypass modes to suit your needs
For the bypassed sound, you can choose either the direct sound that has been routed through the cherished preamp circuit and adjusted by the gain setting to an appropriate level, or you can choose a true bypass sound where relay switches connect the signal lines directly without passing the signal through any electronic circuitry whatsoever, thus ensuring that the unit does not affect the sound in any way.

A filter circuit that modifies the feedback sound
A low-cut/high-cut filter can be applied to each delay repeat, allowing a range of effects from a natural softening to a harder emphasis. By using the inverter to reverse the phase of the delay sound, you can also obtain flanging effects.

Five types of modulation waveforms to shape various delay parameters
One of the characteristics of the SDD-3000 was its modulation capability. This function dramatically expands the range of delay sounds, giving you even more expressive power. The SDD-3000 PEDAL gives you a choice of five new waveforms, allowing you to generate complex sounds such as chorus, vibrato, doubling, wow/flutter, and Doppler effects, giving this unit a variety of possibilities that go beyond the bounds of existing delay effect units.

Sync mode lets you specify the delay time as a note value
In addition to using the tap function to set the delay time intuitively, you can use the Sync mode to specify the setting in terms of a note value. You can choose from 11 note values ranging from whole notes to 32nd notes, making it easy to set up those signature sounds of world-class rock bands known for their delay sounds, such as a rhythmic "dotted eighth note" delay.

A total of 80 programs (40 banks x 2 channels) can be saved
A total of 80 different delay sounds that you've created on the SDD-3000 PEDAL can be saved as programs. It comes from the factory with 40 stage-ready programs already housed in the internal memory, ranging from standard delays to more unique types, as well as song presets that recreate the delay sounds used in famous songs.

Korg SDD-3000 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal Features:

  • All features of the legendary SDD-3000 digital delay, packed into a pedal unit
    Eight distinct delay types including SDD-3000, Analog, Tape, Modern, Kosmic, Reverse, Pitch and Panning
    The preamp that defined the sound of the SDD-3000 is faithfully reproduced Selectable filters that alter the sound of the delay repeats
    Choose from five types of modulation waveforms that modulate the delay time (You can also create waveforms that interpolate between two types, and make fine adjustments to the waveform)
    Use special sound-shaping techniques such as flanging, chorus, vibrato, doubling, and Doppler effects
    Wide range of delay times is available, from 1 millisecond to long delays with a maximum of 4,000 milliseconds
    Sync mode lets you specify the delay time in terms of 11 different note values ranging from whole notes to 32nd notes
    80 programs (40 banks x 2 channels) can be saved
    LCR function lets you create multi-tap delay effects. MIDI connectors are provided, allowing you to trigger program changes from an external device, or to transmit program data as a bulk dump to and from other units
    Seamless bypass and program changes allow you to retain the reverberant sound when switching sounds
    Reliable true-bypass design
    An optional expression pedal can be used to control multiple effect parameters simultaneously

Korg SDD-3000 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

    Input (0dBm=775mV)
    Input Level: -30dBm, -10dBm, +4dBm
    Max (Clip) Level (VR at 5): -13dBm, +7dBm, +21dBm
    Output (0dBm=775mV)
    Output Level: -20dBm, -10dBm, +7dBm
    Max (Clip) Level: -3dBm, +7dBm, +21dBm
    Frequency Response (Typ.)
    10Hz ~ 20kHz:: +0.5dB, -1dB (Direct)
    10Hz ~ 17kHz:: +0.5dB, -3dB (Effect: This frequency response is only when DELAY TYPE is set to SDD-3000.)
    Dynamic Range (Typ.)
    110dB (Direct) A-Weighted
    94dB (Effect) A-Weighted
    Low CUT
    Turn over freq: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz
    Roll off: -3dB/OCT, -3dB/OCT, -3dB/OCT
    High CUT
    Turn over freq; 8KHz, 4KHz, 2KHz
    Roll off; -6dB/OCT, -6dB/OCT, -6dB/OCT
    Frequency range: 0.0 (stop), 0.01Hz ~ 15Hz
    Delay type: KOSMIC, PITCH : -12 ~ 0 ~ +12, Others: 0.0 ~ 10.0
    Delay Time: 1 ~ 4,000 milliseconds 1 millisecond step (With full bandwidth)
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 260mm × 170mm × 77mm / 10.24" x 6.69" x 3.03"
    Weight:1.5 kg/3.31 lb.
    Power Supply: AC Adapter (DC 9V)
    Current Consumption: DC 9V 600mA

Korg SDD-3000 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

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  • Excellent delay

    As reviewed by Eric on 3/25/2015

    Having owned a few of the SDD-3000 rack units..along with the 2000's...etc... this pedal is pretty amazingly close to the originals.. in regards to the "Edge" settings the one fellow had problems with.. David has probably 6 of these with him when he tours..maybe more.. I believe he uses one for the 467ms & another for the dotted eighths.. second one probably had an offset delay..which is another one of his 'tricks up his sleeve"..probably just a slight ms diff..but enough to add more depth or thickness to his guitar parts. :) works well.. plus placed his AC30's a distance apart with mics spaced differently to pick up another few ms of delay by mechanical..or 'actual' distance.. from one to the other..if that makes sense. Anywayz...that said, I love this wonders when linked to my Eventide Timefactor.. amazing sound by itself doesn't need anything to support it. Link to a Neunaber

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  • Awesome versatile delay...more than just "Edge" sounds.

    As reviewed by Steven on 3/22/2015

    First of all, for the guy who complained about not being able to do U2/Edge type dotted 1/8ths without manually tapping them in....that's EXACTLY how The Edge does it. His older Korg rack units didn't have this capability either. He had to use his own timing to manual set up his delay times. I don't even like U2 and use it for either straight ahead delays or ambient spacey stuff, an controlled oscillations with the expression input. The fact that it has added settings like tape, analog, reverse, etc, all that can be stored as presets, and is midi controllable make it a winner. Its a very versatile delay if you don't limit yourself and the pedal by expecting it to be a U2 fan boy instant gratification machine.

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  • Very Disappointed

    As reviewed by Jeffrey on 12/23/2014

    Very disappointed in this "alleged" U2 pedal. I bought this pedal for the sole purpose of playing three U2 songs: Bad, Pride, Streets. It's a lot of money to play three songs, but I love U2. You cannot set this to pedal to 467ms and a dotted eighth note at the same time. You can set it to 467ms. You can set it to a dotted eighth, but you can't do both at the same time. If you want a dotted eighth, you need to tap the tempo in. Sorry, but that doesn't work if you want the precision required for Edge. The guy at Guitar Center was phenomenal. He spent two hours trying to figure out with me and he finally gave up. I bought it and took it home given the generous return policy to see if I could figure it out at home. I read the 50 page manual ten times. I called and emailed Korg. I think they never answered me because they can't figure it out either. I finally took it back and bought a TC Electronics Nova ND1 which emulates Edge's TC 2290. Love it, and you don't need a degree from MIT to figure it out.

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