Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal

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"That" delay sound you've been waiting for is now here. The classic sound of the Korg SDD-3000 digital delay, reborn as a pedal!

The rack-mounted Korg 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.

The Korg 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.

  • 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.
  • A 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.
  • A total of 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

The LCR function provides right, center, left, and feedback settings that can be set independently, letting you obtain multi-tap delay effects instantly.

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.

By using an optional expression pedal, you can easily control various parameters of the delay with your foot. You'll be able to control multiple parameters simultaneously, so that even complex delay effects can be obtained effortlessly.

Get your Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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KorgSDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal
 
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      5.0

      More Than A Stomp Box

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      from Phoenix, AZ

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

      Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal has a great sound even when bypassed: the +4dB option works like a good boost pedal into your amp. The pedal has a wide range of delay, and modulation effects. This is a versatile delay pedal that will take care of all your stage and recording needs.

      This is a real, hands on product review from Rick @Sam Ash Music, Phoenix, AZ.

       
      5.0

      Classic Rack Delay in a Pedal package

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      from Richmond, VA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great tone
      • Rack Unit In A Pedal Pack
      • Range Of Delays
      • True Bypass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live
        • Recording

        Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

        This is s great sounding and versatile delay pedal from the brains of the qriginal SDD built in the early 80s. A variety of different types of delays make this a n easy chocie for any guitar enthusiast. The true bypass feature makes this a great pedal for live and studio use. Korg delivers..plain and simple

        This is a hands on review from Boz @ Sam Ash Richmond

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        5.0

        Massive!

        By 

        from Chicago, Il

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Pro Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live
          • Studio

          Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

          Man! The preamp in this thing is awesome. You can dial in a wide range of chorus, flanger, and tremolo effects.
          One of my favorite modes is the ducking mode, which only brings up the delay effect when you're playing softly.
          Very musical delay.
          This is a real hands on product review from Warren@  Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

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          5.0

          Great Delay

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          from Indianapolis, IN

          Pros

          • 4000 Miliseconds Delay
          • Great Delay
          • Midi Compatible
          • Selectable Modulation
          • Stereo Inout

          Cons

          • Bigger Board Needed

          Best Uses

          • CHURCH
          • Gigs
          • Live
          • Solo Artists
          • Studio

          Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

          What a FANTASTIC Delay pedal we have here. Th selectable Modulation waveforms are amazing, and have the MIDI compatibility is great. A reliable true bypass design, and an optional expression pedal that can be used to control multiple effect parameters simultaneously. I've used this with my DD-3 and Eventide, and chosen the SDD-3000 evertime.

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          5.0

          Flawless Delay Quality

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          from New Haven, CT

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy use
          • Great sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gigs
            • Live Sound
            • Studio

            Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

            Ironically, I JUST demoed (and sold) this unit a few days ago. This unit did everything it was supposed to and more...All with superb tone & ease. Highly suggested. This is a real hands on review from Big Jim at New Haven Sam Ash...All the best.

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            5.0

            Killer Delay

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            from Indianapolis, IN

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

            This delay pedal is pretty awesome. The range of delays you can get with this pedal is phenomenal. This pedal replaced my TC electronics Flashback and I haven't been happier
            This is a real hands-on product review from Andy @ Sam Ash Indianapolis

             
            4.0

            Great Delay

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            from Cleveland,OH

            Pros

            • Programmable
            • Stereo
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gigging
              • Practice

              Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

              The Korg SDD-3000 is a fantastic delay pedal, offering about every delay combination one could think of. Whether you need a quick slap-back effect, or long ambient delays this pedal does it all. The delay can also be output in stereo for great sounding panning effects. The pedal does come with a small learning curve, but once dialed in it offers all the delay one could need. This is a real hands on product review from Erik@ Sam Ash Cleveland.

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              4.0

              Classic rack delay in pedal form!

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              from Cleveland Ohio

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great Sounds
              • True Blue Sdd3000
              • Warm

              Cons

              • A little complicated

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Practice
              • Studio

              Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

              Ok let me start this off easy, yes this pedal is great but its a rocky start. It takes some time to get used to using all the features of the pedal but now that we are past that this delay can really do it all. From panning delay to stereo modern to analog its got it. Taking the original rack mount unit and making it a pedal that's a little more useable for the everyday guitarist is great. The input attenuation really works well for all the different input signals you would usually run and it does add a warmth to the sound. If you get the pedal to start to clip it will give you a nice vintage kind of overdrive as well. I enjoyed playing with this pedal but would say it is more studio and home use than anything. after you get used to using it and have some nice presets made you can use it live though.

              This was a hands on review from Graham Wise @ Sam ash Cleveland!

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              5.0

              Classic brought back and updated

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              from Las Vegas NV

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              Pros

              • Range Of Delays
              • Sound quality
              • True Bypass

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live
                • Recording

                Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

                Great sounding and versatile delay. Pretty much any type of delay you could possible want is in this thing. True bypass makes this a great pedal for live and studio use. This is a real hands-on review from Brent @ Sam Ash Las Vegas

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                5.0

                BEST DELAY EVER

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                from CERRITOS, CA

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                      Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

                      THIS IS AN AMAZING DELAY PEDAL THAT IS ALSO RACKMOUNTABLE. HAS TONS OF FEATURES THAT WILL KEEP YOU BUSY FOR DAYS

                      THIS IS A REAL HANDS-ON PRODUCT REVIEW FROM MICK AT SAM ASH CERRITOS

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