"I've got... [Analogman's] new [ARDX20] delay... I think those options can help express certain feelings and certain attitudes, and I’m always looking for new ways to do that. It’s exciting because there’s so much out there that I don’t even know about—the whole thing’s an adventure.”more
Seriously. I've been racking my brain for the right adjective and that's it. The repeats are warm and full. The decay is smooth and deep. Its the best delay I've ever heard, analog or digital.
The new enclosure looks fantastic. I'm a big fan of the thick plastic cover on the top that keeps everything looking good. As always with AnalogMan, you get simple controls that do a lot, but easily the coolest thing about it are the expression out and the FX loop. Sad to say, I haven't used the loop yet, but controlling the delay time with your foot opens up some wild opportunities, especially when you start stacking other delays afterwards. In fact, the only thing I wish I could do with this pedal that I can't already is chain the two delays together in series. Maybe I'll just have to get a second one.
The Maxon is a great delay pedal, don't get me wrong. However, the ARDX20 was the end of my delay searching. It is extremely versatile and I always find myself going back to it.
Also, I don't get why people say it's such a huge pedal? I was somewhat worried about this when I ordered it and I was surprised how small it was when it came in. I definitely think the size is an exaggeration, especially considering you have two seperate delays.