Crazy Tube Circuits unveils the TI:ME delay, aping early digital effects units

The warm sound of 1970s digital repeats in a stompbox.

Crazy Tube Circuits has announced a new delay pedal, entitled TI:ME. The effect aims to recreate the sound of early digital delay units from the 1970s.

CTC describes the pedal as “not your typical sterile and ultra-clean digital delay.” It makes use of separate analogue and digital signal paths for the “best of both worlds,” preserving your dry signal with a high-fidelity opamp. The delayed signal is created with two filtered digital recorders, placed in parallel to the dry signal.

The filtered quality of the digital recording means delays are reminiscent of those from old tape echo units, but with a little extra character thanks to the low-bitrate digital operation.

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Controls on the unit include knobs for mix, feedback and delay time. There’s also a tone knob for the repeats, and a modulation control knob. Digital control also allows for tap-tempo, with a toggle switch to select tap division between quarter note, triplet and dotted eighth note.

You can hear the TI:ME delay in the video below.

The pedal features top-mounted jacks and an enclosure finished in copper, with each being unique due to the finishing method. The pedal lists for €189 / $209. Find out more at crazytubecircuits.com.

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