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Apr 1, 2019

The Radical Delay DX is an ’80s flavored delay from Garner, North Carolina’s Alexander Pedals – the “neofied” version of the previous model (Neo is the company’s series of pedals with high connectivity features and preset function).

Time (8 D. Q) — Changes the delay time from 0-920ms. In Tap mode, this knob sets the tap tempo subdivision. Left for 8th notes, center for dotted 8ths or right for quarters.

Repeat — Controls the feedback of the delay. The Radical Delay II+does not self-oscillate, because that does not compute.

Tweak — Adjusts a different parameter in each mode. See the mode descriptions for full details.

Mix — Controls the blend between fully dry (clean) to fully wet (repeat only).

Mode Toggle:

Mod — Super-clean digital delay with adjustable modulation. The Tweak knob adds a luscious modulation to the delay. At 12 o’clock there is no modulation. Clockwise adds a slow chorus and counter-clockwise adds a fast vibrato.

Glitch — Pristine digital delay that you can mangle in unusual and interesting ways.  With the Tweak knob fully counter-clockwise, the Radical Delay will echo exactly what you play. Turn the Tweak knob clockwise to add some “ghost in the machine” style glitches and odd pitch modulation. And with the Tweak knob fully clockwise, the Radical Delay sounds more like a synthesizer or video game console.

Bend — Delay with pitch shifting that’s based on the earliest technology and spirals up or down with each repeat. Turn the Tweak knob counter clockwise to shift the pitch down or clockwise to shift up.

Check out a few videos of the pedal, below.

We released the first Radical Delay pedal way back in 2015 as an homage to the tones and aesthetic of the 1980s. We were shooting for video games, neon nights, and maybe a hint of ALF.

It’s now 2019, and according to conventional wisdom we should be fighting with replicants in the streets and competing in futuristic running-based game shows.

Since that stuff hasn’t quite happened yet, we thought it might be time to update the Radical Delay to our Neo Series platform and give it a bit of a makeover at the same time.

Inside you’ll find the same great delay and special effects that made the earlier Radical Delay pedals so fun, plus a few new twists. Outside, we’ve added some teal and chrome, and intensified the laser grid for your enjoyment.