The DD-6 Digital Delay is the first BOSS delay pedal to offer true stereo delay and panning effects. Features include built-in tap tempo capability and a delay/hold time of over 5 seconds (5,200ms). A new Reverse mode makes it easy to get trippy ‘...
In an interview with Russell Lissack, when asked "And what gear do you use in order to conjure up the Bloc Party sound?", Lissack mentions the Boss DD-6 and responds: "My guitars are all Fender Telecasters, and Kele and I use Fender Deluxe amps both in the studio and on stage. Pedal-wise, it’s pretty much a Boss-fest. I’ve got a TR-2 Tremolo, DS-1 Distortion, a new PW-10 Wah, the DD-5 and **DD-6 Delays** and the PS-5 Supershifter. For a long time, all we had was a distortion, a delay and an old wah pedal and we really got the most out of them. The DD-5 was always my best friend because there were so many different types of delay, but it was always really flexible. I really like to push my effects to see what sounds I can achieve when I get new stuff, but it’s been ages since I’ve had time to really experiment with things." (original interview [here](http://www.roland.co.uk/blog/bloc-party/)). At 9:46 minute mark of the [Premier Guitar's rig rundown](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqaFU3y-Jo), Lissack showed his DD-6 pedals. One of the pedals is being used for loops and one is being used like the regular delay pedal.more
"The DD-6 is set for the cascading repeats and the hold. So if he keeps his foot on it it will just build and build and build. So he'll flip between the DD-6 and Freeze and sometimes go one foot on each, and be sort of tap dancing between the two," says Josh Klinghoffer's guitar tech.more
"One I really fell in love with and use all the time is the white one: the [DD-6] digital delay. When I worked with Glen Ballard on “Taste of India” [from Aerosmith’s Nine Lives CD], that was the pedal I wrote with, and the one I used for the backward effect. For me, writing has a lot to do with picking up a guitar and getting a sound. So sometimes it’s an amp, a tuning, or, in this case, a pedal that stimulates and inspires me to think in a different musical sense. Sometimes I’ll just fall into an unusual sound, and that’ll be my inspiration to write a song. Pedals play a big part in that creative process for me, and BOSS has such a great pile of pedals."more
Walsh mentions many pedals in this interview for Boss, including the Boss DD-6: "What BOSS pedals get the most mileage onstage?" "The delay [DD-3] is a favorite, the overdrive [OS-2], and more and more the pitch shifter [PS-5]. I prefer the DD-3 onstage, but for recording I use the DD-6."more
The "Equipment" section of this article sourced by the World Heritage Encyclopedia™ states that "Simpson's pedal-board consists of a Boss DD7, a Morley Bad Horsie Wah, a Dunlop Dime Signature Wah, an Ibanez TS9, an MXR Noise Gate, a Boss TU2, as well as a Boss BF3 and a Boss DD-6 delay pedal."more
This was the first track I 'officially' recorded as part of my CCCL project (aka: Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons). It was made in 2007 with a Gameboy ASP running a couple of Nanoloop sequences: into a Boss PQ-4 parametric EQ, mono out: into a Boss PN-2 Panner (square-wave pan setting), stereo out: into a Boss RV-5 reverb (Gate setting), stereo out > into a Boss DD-6 digital delay (modified), stereo out: into a Mac G5 recording (via MOTU 828 mkII audio interface) into Apple Soundtrack Pro. All realtime tweakery (mostly the PQ-4 + DD-6) and no post-pro no editing.more
He uses it occassionaly with the tap tempo function. He says he doesnt like that he has to hold the switch and then tap on it to get the tempo but addy that he has to work with what he has. Its hard to spot differences between the boss dd pedals but if you look closely you can see that this truly is the DD-6.more
Seen on Dallas' larger pedalboard. "Dallas’ brings two boards on the road as he’s live-testing a fly board for festival gigs and European tours. The main stomp station holds a Soldano Supercharger G.T.O., Boss DD-6 Digital Delay, EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master, Homebrew Electronics Paul Gilbert Detox EQ, Bogner La Grange, and a Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner. Everything is controlled by a Carl Martin Octa-Switch MK3." Source: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27745-rig-rundown-pelicanmore
The DD-6 Digital Delay is the first BOSS delay pedal to offer true stereo delay and panning effects. Features include built-in tap tempo capability and a delay/hold time of over 5 seconds (5,200ms). A new Reverse mode makes it easy to get trippy ‘60s and ‘70s-style effects, while the newly designed Warp mode creates radical delay effects on the fly.
Never steered me wrong, and has enough features for you to question the need for another delay pedal, unless of course you were to want 2 at once. It has tap tempo functionality, and delay times ranging from super short to almost unnecessarily long with a lot of room for tweaking in between. It has many useful additional features such as 'Hold', 'Reverse', 'Warp' and is also stereo in and out.
GOD DAMNIT... Why does this pedal have to keep going after it's disengaged?! Needs a way to turn of the trails. Why can't it cut off quickly like the other versions of the DD? I use it on the hold function with a 170ish mms slap back, but when I hold it down it goes in to infinite repeats. WHICH IS PERFECT FOR ME TO HAVE ONE DELAY THAT CAN DO BOTH THINGS I NEED SO EASILY. If someone knows a version of the DD that can use the Hold function in conjunction with a preset delay while still being able to cut the delay quickly PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
It's not as savy as the DDR-7 which lets you plug a tempo switch in an extra input, but still has the same funtionallity by long-holding the pedal down. It's a boss delay too, it's worth your money.
my playing style is very disjointed & it takes me a sec or two when changing chords because i'm heavy handed & rough, so i use subtle delay to mask any chord change breaks & it helps fill out the sound when i'm just strummin
Not the best delay on the market and not the best of the Boss delays but it does get the job done. I rarely turn it off. I use it exclusively for the dotted eighth note setting. Wish it has the option for an external tamp tempo switch like the dd5 and the dd7.