NAMM 2017: Seymour Duncan Andromeda delay – Out of this world
A new fully programmable Digital Dynamic Delay
The new Seymour Duncan Andromeda delay looks like a digital delay with many possibilities and lots of options, so should appeal to players that want to experiment with dynamics, timings and synchronisation.
Seymour Duncan refers to the Andromeda as a dynamic delay with a lot of emphasis on how it being a performance tool in its own right. The pedal can be programmed to sync up to either its own internal clock, which we presume it can also send via the MIDI ports on the rear or be slaved to an external clock. The MIDI can also be used to recall any of the 128 patches, for quick access to your different creations. Of course, there is also a tap-tempo function for instant tempo syncing on the fly.
There is also a micro-USB for using with a Patch Librarian/Editing software package and Seymour Duncan also states that this port will be used for any future updates as well.
Normal, Ping Pong, Reverse and Reverse Pong just four of the delay types that they list in the specifications, out of the eight available delay options. The Dynamic Expression control has settings for Hard, Soft, Off, Mix, Mod and Saturation. I believe the idea is you can make ‘funky’ rhythmic delay lines with this and then use the various settings to affect the character of these.
With stereo ins and outs the pedal should be a fairly creative tool and perhaps it will be even more fun once you get your hands on that editor software?
It looks very busy and the pedal is also quite dark with green text, so I would probably find it a bit awkward to use on a dark stage, so would need to brush up on all those controls before I was confident using it in a band situation. Yet I think I would really enjoy using it in the studio, especially with all those options for rhythmic repeats!
Seymour Duncan Andromeda Delay
- Seymour Duncan Andromeda Dynamic Delay, a fully programmable rhythmic tool.: http://www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/andromeda