Seymour Duncan has added another pedal to its growing range – the Andromeda Dynamic Delay. The company says it shares the Dynamic Expression technology found in Duncan’s Catalina Dynamic Chorus, which allows players to control certain effect parameters with their picking strength.
The Andromeda lets users choose between digital and analogue-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 players can vary the intensity of these effects in real-time simply by varying picking strength.
A Tap Tempo footswitch and a Tap Value control let the player quickly sync echo repeats to the song, and the Andromeda can also store presets for easy recall or it van be controlled via MIDI. It has stereo inputs and outputs and the user can decide whether the repeats cut off immediately, either by hitting the Bypass switch or letting the effect trail off naturally. The Tap/Presets switch also has a Hold For Freeze function offering 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 to be stoked.’