The D1 utilises a Sharc digital signal processor (DSP) chip for detailed and nuanced modulation, and also comes with five studio-grade, high-fidelity programmes: Digital, Mod, Vintage, Dual and Reverse. Each programme can be tweaked with modulation, tone, age and subdivisions.
The front panel of the D1 contains six knobs controlling the delay’s time, number of repeats, signal mix, tonal character, programme setting and attack. There are also three toggle switches that determine the tweakable aspect of each programme and the subdivisions of the delay (quarter, eighth and dotted eighth).
Using the D1’s Tweak knob in conjunction with its toggle switch allows the user to experiment with a variety of different sounds and textures across the five custom-tuned programmes. The mod setting adds a tasteful amount of modulation to the signal, and the tone control can either brighten or darken delay trails. Age can be adjusted to give the delay a weathered character similar to that of vintage delay units.
The D1 is capable of storing up to nine on-board presets which can be accessed via the bank switch. It also comes with three bypass modes: true bypass, DSP bypass and ‘DSP+true’ bypass for a ‘trails’ effect. Other features include a global mode that keeps the delay’s tempo consistent when cycling through presets, and a momentary function that can be triggered with the bypass switch to ramp up the repeats of the delay.
The Walrus Audio Mako D1 is now available for $299 (£285). For more information, click here.