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In the world of guitar, delay isn’t just a matter of adding echoes as a string of dotted 8th’s that gradually fade away. It is highly personal, a matter of taste, almost an art form. Well, in Lunastone Pedals corner of the guitar world, Dynamic Delay rules the repeats!
You may remember how the TC-2290 changed the game of delay back in the 80’s. It was meant for recording studios but was embraced by guitarists everywhere just the same. Lunastone Pedals founder and Head Engineer, Steen Grøntved, also owned one and recalls:
“It was a bit large and noisy, at least in my rig, but it certainly had ‘something’ that I have had a hard time trying to replace, even in modern creations.
Somehow, it just sounded musical, but I can’t really put my finger on exactly what it is. It’s probably the reason for why I have leaned towards analogue delays for the past years, despite their obvious limitations.
To create a digital delay that captures some of the analogue magic has indeed been an idea that I have been kicking around for some time, and I am so happy that we succeeded in capturing exactly that with the Dynamic Delay!”
Now, Steen is no stranger to digital signal processing, but to make sure to set the bar as high as possible, Lunastone decided to bring in near legendary digital forces.
Software developer, Morten Lave, spent more than two decades with TC Electronic and TC Applied Technologies, developing digital signal processing tools and digital integration with hardware. In fact, he was one of the key drivers behind the legendary digital processing algorithms inside their M5000 and System 6000, which along with the ‘2290’, set new standards for digital signal processing.
In short, it was a perfect tone match. Because the delay algorithm may be digital at its core, but it must live inside an analogue circuit. Therefore, Lunastone Pedals built an analogue mix circuit to preserve the dynamics, gain warmth and softness but combined with the obvious advantages you gain from digital delays, including longer delay time and tap tempo.
Plus, Lunastone Pedals added a special feature: a Dynamic Delay function that is easy to control. Inspired by one of the best features of the original 2290, it’s a one button controlled compressor on the delay side, so when you play very actively, the delay level is kept down, and when you play softer or stop, the tail of the delay rises to the surface.
The attack, release, depth, and threshold parameters have been delicately fine tuned and merged into a one button control, which lets you spend your mental strength on playing the guitar!
Lunastone Pedals succeeded in cramming in a second footswitch on the Dynamic Delay, as a dedicated Tap Tempo switch is just the easiest and most intuitive way to set and adjust the tempo of the delayed notes on the go, or even mid song.
It is not an unusual feature on a delay effects pedal by any means, but for this size of effects pedal, it is definitely more the exception than the rule that you have a dedicated Tap Tempo option right at your feet. Lunastone Pedals believe this an important feature simply because it makes playing easier and allows you to stay focused on nailing them riffs and solos once you have set the tempo with a few well timed stomps.
Delay is the type of effect where you may prefer to cut off the tail, or let it run out, when you punch out the pedal. With Dynamic Delay, you get to choose between two different buffer modes to have control over the effect tail. In ‘Buffered Bypass’ mode, the tail is allowed to continue and fade away gradually and naturally, whereas in ‘True Bypass’ mode, the tail is cut the instant you switch the pedal off.
To keep the size of pedal reduced, but also avoid having to open the pedal and adjust a dip switch to change mode, Lunastone Pedals combined it with the TIME parameter knob that you can turn (to adjust time), as well as press to switch buffer mode.
The Lunastone Pedals Dynamic Delay has two footswitches. On/Off, obviously, but also a dedicated Tap Tempo. Further, the knobs are placed similarly to our TrueOverDrive 1 and TrueOverDrive 2 effects pedals, as well as the Distortion 1, Red Fuzz 1, Blue Drive 1 and Smooth Drive 1 effects pedals. This means that the diagonal layout allows you to gently adjust the Repeat and Mix parameters on the fly, using your foot.
With these crucial effect parameters available by the edges and the dedicated Tap Tempo, you always have control over the most important things in a delay. No more kneeling down, letting go of the strings, abandoning the groove and losing the momentum.
The Lunastone Boost 18 is a high quality clean boost pedal, definitely not just a neutral active volume pedal. Lunastone Pedals founder and Head Engineer, Steen Grøntved, has deliberately tweaked it to add flavor to your guitar tone, and as a result, Lunastone Pedals have seen many players who actually use the Boost 18 as an always on preamp pedal, simply because they love the natural tube like sound of it. Now you can continue to do so with Lunastone Pedals Boost 18, but also get an additional kick upwards when using it for boosting.
Whether you want to push your tube amp into natural overdrive, or just need to lift your solos above the band, the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 always delivers that truly sought after clean goodness!
Where other boost pedals just make you louder, the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 takes a more refined approach to boosting by enhancing and focusing the tonal spectrum right where your guitar lives. Turn it on and instantly hear your tone stand out with renewed clarity, definition and punch as if you were pushing the tubes of a high headroom amp, making it perfect for beefing up clean rhythm parts or making melody lines stand out.
But hey, if you just want to use it as an always on tone enhancer we definitely won’t blame you!
However, if you want to get dirty though (and we know you do!) the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 is the obvious choice for taking your tone from driven to blissfully wild. Crank it and slam it in front of your favorite overdrive pedals, or feed it straight into your already overdriven amp and get ready to hit the crowd with everything plus the kitchen sink. From crunchy blues rhythms to hard hitting power chords and sizzling solos, Boost 18 will give you exactly what you bargained for.
Now add True Bypass switching to the mix, so your core tone never gets corrupted, and you’ve stepped onto your new favorite sonic tool and secret gem.
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