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.

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    5.0

    Fantastic delay-delay-delay-delay!

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    from Cincinnati

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Warm

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        Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

        Incredibly versatile delay pedal! Pair this with any guitar or keyboard and you won't be sorry! Onboard controls give you full power over an sound you want! If you want warm, you've got it! IF you want crisp, you've got it! This pedal does it all!

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        5.0

        Great Pedal with no Delayed Returns

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        from Torrance, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great sound
        • Heavy-duty
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Live performance
        • Recording

        Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

        The SDD-3000 is one of the best delays that I've ever used. The amount of versatility in this one pedal is absolutely incredible, allowing for the manipulation of every aspect of the delay effect and extremely easy programmability for multiple delay effects available with the click of a switch.
        This is a real hands-on product review from Anthony @ Sam Ash Torrance.

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        4.0

        Classic Delay Sound

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        from Edison, NJ

        Pros

        • Great sound
        • lots of choices

        Cons

        • Little pricey

        Best Uses

        • Studio

        Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

        This is an amazing delay from korg. I use this a lot in the studio and will probably place this into a new pedal boad when I make my next one. All around great sounding pedal.

        This is a real hands- on product review from Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

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        5.0

        Classic sound!

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        from Charlotte, NC

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

        Classic sound, new technology. Easy to use, program and customize. Versatile parameters and functions, Korg at it's finest with a great price.

         
        4.0

        Lose The Rack!

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        from Phoenix, AZ

        Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

        The legendary SDD-3000 at the touch of my feet? How fast can you say yes?!?

        This sound just like the vintage delay only now you can tweak it on the fly, rather than trusting your pesky sound-guy!

        What else do you need?!

        This is a real hands on review from Ryan @ Sam Ash Phoenix.

         
        5.0

        This pedal is ridiculous!

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        from Manhattan, NY

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              Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

              Gotta be one of the best digital delays I've ever heard. The only thing that comes close to it is the Strymon Timeline. The sounds are spectacular, and the amount of control is staggering. Stereo ins and outs for studio or keyboard use, MIDI sync options, and expression input. I like the interface better than other similar multi-button delays. The bank UP is a nice touch so you can get multiple banks of 2 presets each. Other manufacturers just give you presets A B and C which isn't always enough. Amazing pedal, buy it you won't regret it. Staff reviewer @ Sam Ash

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              5.0

              GREAT PEDAL

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              from NEW YORK.NY

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Awesome Sound

              Cons

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                  Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

                  THIS PEDAL ITS VERY GOOD, THE DIFFERENT DELAYS THAT IT HAVE IS GREAT. ITS ACTUALLY BETTER THAN THE DIGITECH DELAYS. THE SOUND IS DIGITAL AND YOU CAN HAVE 3 PRESETS AT ONCE. ALSO INCLUDES A TAP TEMPO BOTTON THAT MAKES EVERYTHING EASIER

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                  5.0

                  Great Delays!

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                  from White Plains, NY

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Great tone
                  • Strong
                  • Versitile

                  Cons

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                    • Live
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

                    This thing is a beast. Not only do I recommend it for live play, but the in STUDIO too. Every time someone brings one of these to a session i'm immediately excited. Really, REALLY awesome delays from this thing, the tone is great. Thing is built like a ROCK as well. Kudos Korg, Kudos.

                    This is a real hands on product review from Chris@ Sam Ash White Plains

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Delay

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                    from Canoga Park< CA

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                          Comments about Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay Pedal:

                          Finally! Everybody knows that Korg's rack unit delays are some of the most sought after, but until now, they've never made a pedal version, so unless you carry around a rack (and a hand truck) you'd have to settle for something else. The Line 6 DL4 came close, and it's been a staple on millions of pedalboards since it came out. But now, you can have that awesome Digital and Analog Delay that was being modelled, made by the people who made it famous.

                          This is a real hands-on review from Josh @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

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                          5.0

                          More Than A Stomp Box

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                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          Staff 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.

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