Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte Lo-Fi Delay
- Features an analog ‘dry’ path that is exceptionally true to your tone; turn the delay mix/level knob down and you’ll hear how honestly your original signal has been preserved.
- The analog overdrive/boost circuit feeding the digital echo path allows you to make the echoes REALLY loud and clear, gritty and distorted, or ghostly and warm. For those of you who always wished your delay pedals could be bigger & louder, this will certainly do the trick.
- the Kilobyte is capable of crazy fun self-oscillating, “spaceship crash” sounds in two distinct ways. The momentary switch sends the pedal into infinite feedback but with additional high-pass filtering that slices through the mix as the sound gets bigger. Or, you can go traditional by turning the feedback control all the way up, play with the delay time, and just overwhelm everything.
- Finally, the ‘Kilobyte’ is a good pedalboard citizen. True bypass means when it’s off, there’s no signal coloration. It runs on industry standard 9V DC power supplies and the current draw is pretty low, so you don’t need to carry around a funky wall-wart.
The Kilobyte is Caroline’s highly anticipated lo-fidelity digital delay pedal and believe us, it was worth the wait! Philippe went to great pains to keep the original, dry signal path analog and pure, then he built in a +21db overdrive preamp to pummel a lo-fi digital delay chip (best suited for karaoke machines and kids’ toys). You’ll never struggle again to make your delays cut through the mix! The Kilobyte features loud, powerful repeats that can go from crisp and clean slapbacks to grungy, overdriven echoes.
Inside the pedal, you’ll find a trimpot that controls the amount of “sway” in the repeats. Designed in conjunction with Jack DeVille of Mr. Black Pedals, the sway control mimics the wow and flutter of an aging Echoplex and gives your tone a haunting, spooky quality.
Last but not least is the Havoc momentary foot switch. Once engaged, it captures what you are playing, and kicks the pedal into a swell of self-oscillation. Once you hear it in action, you’ll want to sneak it into every song on your set-list. Trust us.
http://carolineguitar.com/products/kilobyte/ I like this delay. The Kilobyte has warmth. It has a gorgeous modulation waveform that you can manipulate with TACOS (yep! read about it). And it has the almighty ATTACK ROBOT that will take your nice clean repeat and turn it into a bucket full of earthy smelling (which is a good thing) dirty repeats. Ahem. True! And that's cool. And it has the HAVOC footswitch. Not to be used without consideration. Or complete abandon. :P I reckon it's pretty useless me trying to convey the Kilobyte groove in words. Watch the vid, get the drift and hopefully enjoy. This is a sweet unit built by some of the sweetest. Kilobyte. Today's tools: Guitar: Gretsch MIJ 2004 Silver Duo Jet. Stock. Amp: Fender Super-Sonic LTD (Celestion V30) Cables : Providence ALWAYS Mic : Shure SM57 (amp) Samson Airline77 (me) Camera : Canon 60D (me) and Sony HDR CX150 (pedal) Soundcard : AVID Mbox Pro 3 Computer : Apple iMac 27" i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM Software : Pro Tools 10 LE, Waves CLA Guitars (slight comp over input track), Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).
CGC: KILOBYTE ...http://carolineguitar.com/products/kilobyte/ I like this dela...