DigiTech Timebender Musical Delay Pedal
The Digitech TimeBender delay pedal does just what the name implies, bends time. The TimeBender goes where no delay has gone before. Advancements in design include full-time tone control, modulation, multiplier, tap tempo and repeat ping-pong patterns on all delay types. For the first time you can get a Fixed Head Tape delay sound with tone rolled off, modulation and set to repeat in triplets.
Digitech TimeBender Delay Pedal Features
- Variable Speed Tape
- Moving Head Tape
- Dynamic (ducking) Digital
- Dynamic (ducking) Analog
- Dynamic (ducking) Tape
- Time Warp (wide delay time modulation)
- Envelope (chopping delay)
- 20 Second looper
- Unique Strum Tempo lets you create delay rhythms
- 100 Intelligent Harmonies on delays creating new delay tones
- Full-time tone control on delay
- Multiplier to change from quarter note to 1/8 note and etc.
- Tap Tempo
- 4 Memory settings
- BPM or Millisecond delay read out
The TimeBender goes beyond normal delays to create custom repeat rhythms or patterns on the fly by simply strumming the guitar. Up to 6 taps can be set to quickly create delays that would normally take a rack of effects and hours of programming. For instance; a 6 tap moving head tape delay can be created where the delay taps are not equally spaced but fall on beats set by the guitarist.
Topping off the TimeBender is the ability to add intelligent harmonies to the delays. Choose from over 100 different voicing’s including octaves, 5ths, 3rds, etc. When the repeats are turned up layers of singing angelic tones are created to form never heard effects.
Power at Your Feet
The TimeBender offers more than a full rack of delay effects topped with intelligent harmony and the ability to quickly set the repeat rhythms–never has a delay so advanced been this easy to use and packed in a pedal. The TimeBender is the delay that all other will be judged by.
Combination after Combination
Delays come in many flavors. Below are some favorite delays using the TimeBender.
Rock-a-billy slap: Achieved with a Fixed Head Tape delay set to 150ms or where your foot taps it in. Usually 10 percent feedback, tone at 10 o’ clock. Just a straight ahead delay.
Crystallized layers: Start with a Digital delay, tap a longer delay time. Set the pattern to Strum and strum in the delay rhythm you want. Add slow modulation and turn the Tone up.
Rhythm lines: Take an Analog Delay, turn the repeats down. Set the Harmony to to h and O. Play a note and see where the repeats take you. It becomes part of your rhythm track.