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Tech 21 Releases Boost D.L.A. with Tap Tempo

January 28, 2009 by  



Tech 21 Boost D.L.ATech 21’s popular Boost D.L.A now features Tap Tempo, Trails and Triplets. The pedal offers an abundance of  useful features with easy-to-use, intuitive controls in an incredibly rugged compact pedal chassis— battery operable as well.

There’s an individual footswitch dedicated exclusively for the Tap Tempo function (this helps avoid confusion during your performance). The pedal also gives you the ability to set it, even when the unit is in bypass, which aids coordination with your drummer.

Triplets works in conjunction with the Tap Tempo. When engaged, it shifts the timing so triplets play in sync with the actual tempo. Trails works in conjunction with bypass and allows the natural decay of the delay signal rather than cutting off instantly. The Feedback control has much greater sensitivity and can be thrown into a state of self-vacillation.

Other features include Boost, for up to 9dB of additional volume when it’s time for your blazing solo. 100% analog Mix, Tone, Feedback and Level controls to produce a more warm and organic sounds. Mix control ranges from 100% wet to 100% dry. A single, continuously-variable Time control provides a full sweep of delay, (up to 1,000 milliseconds). Flutter introduces modulation which adds a slight shimmering/chorus-type effect of a vintage tape echo.

User-tweakable “lo-fi”analog technology infuses degrees of warmth and life characteristic of vintage delays. This circuitry intentionally injects the inherent imperfections of vintage units, which is what makes this pedal so thoughtful yet so seductive. The Boost D.L.A.controls are designed so that you can explore and custom tailor such delay styles as digital, bucket brigade and vintage tape. For additional information, visit TECH 21’s official website at www.tech21nyc.com.

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