Bondi Effects has announced the Art Van Delay, a pedal that pays homage to analog delay sounds from the late ’70s to early ’80s. Housed in a classic boxed enclosure, the Art Van Delay combines vintage bucket-brigade powered analog delay with modern digital modelling.
The stompbox’s layout is a throwback to classic echo units. It features five standard knobs which sculpt the delay’s character:
- Level: Balances the mix between wet and dry signal.
- Depth: Controls depth of modulation.
- Rate: Manages speed of modulation.
- Time: Governs delay time (up to 1200ms).
- Feedback: Determines the number of repeats.
Delay-sculpting does not end here. The Art Van Delay’s tap tempo functions include three selectable subdivisions—dotted 1/8, 1/8 and 1/4 notes—and a “Tap” footswitch for customizable time divisions. Hold down this switch to unleash a wash of infinite feedback. For greater control over modulation, you can also hook up an external expression pedal. This will allow you to create swells of varying delay depths and feedback.
The Art Van Delay also features MIDI outputs and preset capability. It comes pre-loaded with two presets, but this can be expanded up to 32 through the use of MIDI. All of the pedal’s functions can also be managed through MIDI, if you so choose. Finally, the Art Van Delay also has a USB port on its side for seamless firmware updates.
Pre-orders at $399. More information at bondieffects.com.