Video: Seymour Duncan Andromeda Delay Demo

When Seymour Duncan announced its Palladium pedal at Summer NAMM last June, many were surprised by the tube amp emulator. It was not only a credible–sounding and flexible effect mimicking the circuitry in an amp’s gain stage but it was made by Seymour Duncan, a company that's more closely associated with pickups than pedals.

People may be even more surprised by the Andromeda delay, a large format pedal with a whole swath of delay sounds and flexible control.

Though Seymour Duncan has been building pedals for years, the Andromeda marks a move further into the boutique pedal style, playing somewhere in the same ballpark as the popular Strymon Timeline and various Empress delay models.

It’s a best of both worlds hybrid delay pedal featuring both analog and digital circuitry, aiming to provide users with all of the flexibility they could need or imagine. The analog ping pong effect, for instance, offers a unique stereo effect that's, as heard in this demo, easy to get lost in.

The most exciting feature of this pedal is actually something that’s pretty subtle. As Jim demonstrates, there expression control that sets the loudness of the delay repeats in response to the strength of your attack. That makes for a more playable delay, and opens the door to nuanced expression.

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