Caroline Guitar Company have released the Megabyte Lo-Fi Delay Computer, a long awaited update to the company’s heralded Kilobyte delay pedal.
The Megabyte features a number of customer requested updates to the Kilobyte in several areas, and promises an intuitive and powerful delay for performance and recording.
Caroline Guitar Company have released the Megabyte Lo-Fi Delay Computer – an updated delay pedal featuring tap-tempo, runaway repeats, and more.
According to Caroline, one of the most requested features on the Kilobyte was a functional tap-tempo, so they’ve included one on the Megabyte as a primary feature. The tap-tempo features three subdivisions to get the most out of the new function.
Built on two “old school digital lo-fi chips” (PT-2399 chips), the Megabyte also provides up to 1200ms delay, double that of the Kilobyte, resulting in better noise handling and range. The pedal also features switchable trails and true bypass options.
The Megabyte also includes an update to Caroline’s trademark Havoc setting, paired to the tap switch to provide runaway repeats, and a modulation control that detunes the repeats. The pedal features a +21dB preamp that allows repeats to be driven into clipping, so the Havoc setting is more colourful than ever before.
For more detailed work, the Megabyte also offers a dry-kill control and a maximum headroom option.
According to the company, “while the lo-fi digital chipsets affect the delayed wet signal, the initial gain stage, dry signal, feedback and output mixing stage are entirely analog.” This promises to retain the richness of an analog sound along with the power of digital processing.
The Megabyte Lo-Fi Delay Computer retails at $389AUD. For more information, head to Caroline Guitar Company.