Description

Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte Lo-Fi Delay Pedal

Description:

Highly anticipated delay from Caroline Guitar Co - newest version with the Tacos knob!

What we think:

The Caroline Kilobyte is one seriously awesome delay pedal! Based around a PT2399 digital delay chip, this pedal utilizes analog signal paths merged in a summing amplifier to create a warm and lush delay reminiscent of the earliest analog delays. Lo-fi, spacious and able to throw in the perfect amount of modulation to taste - this pedal has all the features to work into your rig. The havoc switch is an extremely musical source of inspiration, instantly taking those warm repeats and turning it into a high-pass filtered washy oscillation of tamed sound and noise - or feel free to crank the summation knob to get that out-of-control runaway oscillation.
 
We're lucky enough to have the newest version of the Kilobyte in with the "Tacos" knob - which controls the amount of subtle pitch shifting and modulation on the repeats. This is pretty critical in being able to dial in that perfect amount of space to the lo-fi wash you're going for with this pedal. There's no question as to why it's becoming one of our favorite delays here at the shop!

Manufacturer Description:

Kilobyte™ is our highly anticipated lo-fi digital delay pedal. Kilobyte™ was the second pedal that we successfully funded with Kickstarter.com, raising 285% of its project goal, and is now available from our retailers.

If you’re reading this, you must be getting ready to party like it’s 1983. We’ve kept your original, dry signal path analog and pure, then given you a +21db boost/overdrive preamp to smash a low fidelity digital delay chip designed for karaoke machines and kids’ toys into smeared, repeated glory. Yeah, we’re going back in time – back to when they measured data in KILOBYTES!

This pedal is VERY capable of fun runaway oscillations, both by turning up the summation knob, or a controlled, high-pass filtered oscillation from the Havoc momentary foot switch. If you’ve ever struggled to make your delays come through prominently in the mix, or lost definition from your original signal, the attack and level controls can allow you to dial up everything from crisp, clean slapbacks to dirty, muted echoes and loud, powerful repeats. A beautiful, subtle modulation circuit by our friend Jack DeVille also sweetens the repeats with just the right amount of movement.

 

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