The Walrus Audio MAKO D1 V2 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay is an updated and revised version of the original released back in 2020. The new pedal now features tweaks to the original delay algorithms, stereo widening, and the ability to update firmware via USB.
Walrus Audio MAKO D1 V2
The new and improved MAKO D1 V2 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay from Walrus Audio adds some new functionality and tweaks to the original version, plus the ability to do firmware updates via USB. You get five delay modes Digital, Mod, Vintage, Dual, and Reverse, along with stereo in and out, 128 presets via MIDI, and 9 onboard presets.
Revamped Delay Modes
Where the updates of the V2 really kick in, though, is with the new revamped Reverse program that now achieves a stronger effect, and the redesigned Vintage program for emulating a tape delay/grit. The stereo width has also been improved, allowing two widening types, Panning and Haas Stereo Effect. Finally, there is that USB port I mentioned earlier, so you can do firmware updates via walrusaudio.io.
Did we need a V2?
Besides these revisions, the new V2 works in pretty much exactly the same way as the previous edition from 2020, so there isn’t a huge learning curve involved. Overall, it seems like a decent update, though the original version of the MAKO D1 pedal is only two years old, so it might be annoying for owners of the original pedal. Hopefully though, as you can now do firmware updates via the new USB port, we won’t need a V3 anytime soon.
RRP – GBP 319 / EUR 369