Michael Knappe actually wrote back to me from his hotel room at NAMM when I had questions around this time last year. Couldn't hurt to give him a shout.How much?
Max delay time?
Do they have enough chips to actually make these for any length of time?
So many questions...
For $179, I can get an analog delay with tap, modulation and expression input (EHX Deluxe Memory Boy)
For $449, I can get a digital delay: Empress Superdelay (which I bet does heaps more than this.. It has presets for starters)
So, what's the deal here?
Am I missing something?
Everything! No specs have been announced yet.
Hey guys, just thought I'd jump in here with a little bit of info. We got to Anaheim this afternoon and the jet lag is starting to kick in a bit.
The teaser pic I posted is the first prototype of something new that we've got in the works. The feature set isn't even nailed down 100%- it may or may not have dotted 8ths. What it will *likely* have- footswitchable modulation (which is sounding AMAZING btw), true bypass, tap tempo and long delay times. There are a few other things that we're still working on.
Obviously we've been concerned about the availability of the NOS BBD chips we used in the original Memory Lane and the Memory Lane 2. We've tried some the of the currently manufactured low voltage BBD chips and weren't completely happy with how they sounded. The solution? Mike has been slaving away writing custom software for this chip. Yes it's digital!
Unlike some the other offerings on the market, it's not an 'off the shelf' general purpose DSP like the PT2399, it's a programable microchip with custom written software by a guy (Mike) with a serious background in signal processing algorithms and psychoacoustics. Does it sound great? Yes! With an analog dry path of course, and it's going to allow us to do things that would be impossible to do with BBD chips.
The other factor that really spurred us to develop this pedal is all the players that emailed and called asking us to offer a stripped down or more affordable version. We listened.
Note that we will still continue to offer the MLN2 for players who demand a real, honest to goodness analog delay. It's still the king.
A foggy spec list but possibilities listed none the less:
Price was quoted as approximately half the MLN2.
Don't get me wrong, I like what Diamond makes.
I will probably own the Memory Lane Jr. as I have difficulty resisting urges to purchase delays.
Wanted to know what the diamond has at a $250 (lower end of the approximated 1/2 of a MLN2 price) price point that can justify dropping that amount.
*I am not looking to start a flame war of any sort and if I'm considered trolling then by all means ignore my post, thanks