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Vox DelayLab

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DeltaPhoenix, Jun 6, 2012.


  1. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    Anybody seen/checked it out yet? I recently let my TimeLine go because of some strong bass GAS. I have a pedal that may not be needed in the near future, if I sell it, I could have the funds for one of these. I need some delay in my life...
    Anyways, this pedal looks to take on DL-4 and DD-20 pedals, and beat either one out, for the most part, I am sure each of those pedals does something this one can't or does it better.
    I like the idea of presets, the ability to stomp a button and modulate the delay being used. 30 types of delay, of course I would use maybe 7 types. The ambient delay reminded me of the ICE mode (oh my beloved ice) on the TimeLine.
    Anybody else interested in this beast?
    Korg did a lot the work under the hood on this unit and I dig Korg stuff in general so that is encouraging.
    Here is a link if you need one http://www.voxamps.com/pedals/delaylab/

    Most of the demos suck, but I don't think it is the units fault.
     
  2. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    Uh...is this "On the cutting edge" for TB? I figured somebody would know something, at least "yeah my guitar player has one..."
     
  3. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    Think it's too new as it's just been released. Might be a couple of weeks until the first G.A.S. victim lets us know more details. ;)

    Thankfully my Timeline just arrived here at work so, I'm covered for a few days at least! haha!
     
  4. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    You are correct sir, it is brand new. Enjoy your TimeLine, I miss mine some...
     
  5. EskimoBassist

    EskimoBassist

    Nov 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    The market seems to be a little saturated with SUPER DELAYS like this. Why should someone choose this over the Timeline or the Timefactor? I'd be really interested to hear the opinion of someone who has had the pleasure of trying them all out.
     
  6. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    Cheers mate! Will make sure to make some delayed runs in your honour! ;)

    One thing against the Vox is that it looks pretty big/bulky which could put a lot of potential buyers off. Luckily is a bit smaller than the Origin effects Cali 76 compressor I was gassing over!

    To Eskimo:
    Think Vox have taken a good step at making a super-delay at around half the price of the Eventide and Strymon units (both of which I own/have owned). From reading the specs of the Vox, I still know which I would prefer! :)
     
  7. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    Yeah price is the main reason I could see. The TimeLine is the best IMO. Like I said, I sold mine to help pay for a bass. I am definately thinking about getting another in the Fall. The one thing that kind of burns me up is that to get full functionality from the TimeLine requires buying a $150 controller, so $600 wrapped up in delay/looper is a hard pill to swallow sometimes. But nothing else short of some VSTs can do what the TimeLine can, I really miss that Ice mode. I wish Strymon would take Ice, Filter, Ducking, Dual, Pattern, Reverse, Swell, and Regular Digital Delay from the TL, make it a somewhat smaller unit, keep the Midi and sell it for $300. That would be plenty enough for me.
     
  8. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    New Jersey
    This Vox thing is a lot of fun. I don't have a lot of delay experience outside of owning an El Capistan for a short bit as well as a Dispatch Master, but this seems to work well and sound rather decent. Definitely good enough for anything I would want to do with it. Would be interesting to hear what it sounds like next to a Timeline, but since I don't really need a delay, I can't imagine ever picking up something that expensive. The looper here is pretty simple to use. Having never used a "real" looper before and not having read the instructions, I was able to do this on the first take:



    I can already tell this is going to be a lot of fun, though there is so much here its going to take me a while to get my head around how everything functions. Might need to bring a second expression pedal into the mix for the DelayLab as well.

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  9. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    What a big pedal! I look forward to hearing what you think when you wrap your head around it some more.
     
  10. Nice video man. Great board too!

    How does the Timeline compare in size (If you can tell)?
     
  11. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    I would say the Vox may be a tiny bit bigger, but not much bigger.
     
  12. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    New Jersey
    According to the websites, the Vox is over 4 inches wider and about almost 1.5 inches deeper!
     
  13. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    Damn, I was thinking wider, but now I can see that it is deeper too. Damn 4 inches...that VOX IS HUGE!
     
  14. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Gainesville,FL
    Well, i think I am going to take the plunge on this and order one this weekend.
     
  15. EskimoBassist

    EskimoBassist

    Nov 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    It looks DL4 size big to be honest.
     
  16. willbassyeah

    willbassyeah

    Oct 9, 2011
    Singapore
    Any update on this purchasing mine tomorrow after my work end :):)
     

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