That's great to hear and thanks for sharing. I was really tempted to get a Timeline and just missed a great deal on one for $250, so in my frustration I sprung for the DD200 because it too looked like everything I wanted in a delay. I should have it in a few days hopefully. I can't justify spending almost twice as much on the Strymon.so i got one a few days ago and have been enjoying it a lot.
sound quality is excellent.
i've been in the market for multi-delay pedal for a long time.
I tried the Strymon Timeline which i found totally uninspired and anemic.
I liked the Dig more but it was limiting.
I also tried the Volante which i found to be their best sounding delay but it obviously only does the tape delay thing though it does it better than anything else i've tried.
i've wanted to try the Echosystem from Empress but couldn't find any in my area.
i tried the dd-500 and liked it but it's too deep and complicated.
option anxiety for me.
the shimmer on it was terrible though i know there's been a firmware update that's fixed it.
once the DD-200 was announced i was very excited as it has almost all the features i want: multihead echoes, dual delays, modulation, pattern delays.
the shimmer on the DD-200 is very inspiring, you can get it to sound very natural and dark, you can add some really cool vintage warble with the modulation knob.
it's disappointing they didn't include a speed control for the modulation but its actually not as big a deal as i thought.
dual delays are very nice, the tape mode is great too, same with drum.
super inspiring if you know how to use it.
this is something you won't find anywhere else and it's becoming a very useful sound for me.
i do a lot of ambient stuff and this pedal delivers.
pattern delay takes some learning though.
i don't like the time knob being an endless click knob or whatever it's called.
it prevents from getting cool pitchy artifacts when changing the delay time.
i'd prefer a normal time knob.
i'd also prefer to have the effect knob to have more range.
on my memory man w/hazarai at noon on the effect knob the delay is plenty loud and bold.
on the dd-200 you need to push it more, at least for my taste.
also- when you power it up it's automatically in trails mode and the tap tempo button is in preset scroll mode.
has anyone figured out how to fix this?
perhaps there will be a firmware update.
i still have more exploring to do but these are my findings so far.
i prefer it over the strymon stuff by far.
as far as comparisons to the dd-500, it sounds better to my ears as far as sound quality.
i haven't played the Source Audio Nemesis but based on demos i've watched i like this much more.
it's boss so automatically many on TGP will dismiss it and listen with their eyes and not their ears since it's not boutique and en vogue.
anyway, i hope this thread keeps going and people continue to comment on their findings, tricks, tips, etc.
Are you using it in an effects loop or in front of the amp? I briefly played the DD500 and really liked it but am more tempted by the simplicity of the DD200.