Moby Dick V2

As its name suggests, this stompbox is an upgrade of the original Moby Dick by Hungry Robot Pedals. V2 of the digital delay stays true to its back-to-basics design, but features a new “Lo-Fi” knob and a slimmer, pedalboard-friendly enclosure.

Like its predecessor, the Moby Dick V2 focuses on tape-emulation delay for those who want that analog feel.

There are five knobs on the pedal: “Mix,” “Lo-Fi,” “Repeat,” “Modulation” and “Time.” The “Lo-Fi” knob allows you to dial in more tape saturation to the delay line for when you want that extra bit of grittiness—great for post-rock and other ambient genres. According to the brand, this is achieved by applying pre-gain amplification to the front-end of the delay chip (PT2399).

The modulation section has also been beefed up on the V2. It can elicit warped wows and flutters, and things get even more interesting with the “Lo-Fi” cranked up: The pedal can create the buzz of a broken tape deck.

Finally, a tap tempo switch provides on-the-fly versatility.

Listen to the pedal here:

The Moby Dick V2 lists for $197.10. More information at hungryrobotpedals.com.