Analog gear can be finicky, and a bit unpredictable. When digital delays first came onto the scene, guitarists were attracted to the precise timing, pristine sound, and how they can cut through a band or mix. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 different digital delay options that go from straight-ahead echo boxes to all-encompassing workstations that cover nearly every delay sound imaginable.
The updated version of the classic delay offers up to 800 ms of delay time, a short looping feature, tap tempo, and dual outputs for your wet and dry signals.
At only $99, this bare-bones setup offers not only the standard trio of controls, but a toggle switch that lets you choose between pristine digital tones and darker analog sounds.
Armed with a trio of hip-looking sliders, this budget-friendly stomp not only gives you three different flavors of delay, but also has tap tempo and tap divisions.
Centered around an advanced ARM processor, this deeply tweakable inspiration box offers a wealth of features, including looping, MIDI, presets, configurable delay structures, and much more.
With over 40 different algorithms, including reverb, filter, and reverse options, this is a fully featured delay system. It also has stereo ins and outs and the ability to run two delays at once.
Andy Timmons’ namesake delay offers a world of ethereal possibilities by offering up true stereo outputs, presets, Andy’s signature settings, and independent footswitches.
An updated iteration of the pinkest delay on the market includes full MIDI control, an analog JFET input circuit, and a powerful tone knob so you can shape the exact sound of the repeats.
Pedal guru Brian Wampler packed 11 of his favorite types of delays into a single unit. It not only hits the mark on a pile of digital-flavored delays; it also comes with a free plugin version of them, too.
Far more than a simple digital delay, this stomp throws a pitch and frequency shifter into the mix. It covers micro-pitch-style chorus effects, arpeggiator sounds, and much more.
Designed to straddle the line between digital and analog, this echo machine offers controls for blend, feedback, and time. An easy way to get crisp digital-delay sounds for not much dough.