In this Instagram photo, the SDD-3000 is the center of attention, probably even used in the live performance at Lightning in a Bottle. In the comment thread from the photo, when asked, "How is that Korg delay by the way?" Scott Hansen replies: > "awesome. not *quite* the original, the preamp is missing some of the magic but the algorithms are incredible."more
"They came up with this pedal recently, and really enjoyed the original Korg rack. So, the original Korg effect was an SD-3000, which I think I have one way back, and they finally, the Edge wanted that in a pedal. Because it had with its preamp and everything in it, it definitely has the warm sound that comes with this piece. So, I've got one and I love it. I kind of treated it like my Binson Echo, because if you set it on its own modeling on the SD-3000, its very very warm sounding delay, and I wanted one that decayed, and it sort of got a little duller, rather than staying bright. And this does that and as well as many other things. Obviously now, it's MIDI controlled and it is fantastic for my system and I can store as many delays as I want for different presets over there." - Frampton about his Korg SDD-3000 at approximately 56:50 minute mark.more
First-off, this pedal has a very large footprint—like around a 3 x 5090B box equivalent. However, it's very functional, as compared to other pedals that have a ton of knobs and buttons. An added expression pedal will allow control over almost all of the attributes (including button states), which gives this pedal a lot depth. The only real (known) issue is that the pedal's SDD-3000 delay mode brings the input level down a bit (compared to all the other modes), which can be annoying if you're in a live performance situation... There is a built-in input/output attenuator which is useful... I've been using this pedal for about 6 months (practice and live performances) and it really adds a lot of great tone to my setup.
this is worth the money just for the preamp and the 1 to 1 port of that classic U2 delay from unforgettable fire and Joshua tree... but it does way more. This unit overs everything the the TC Flashbacks don't. I wouldn't pit the TC stuff against a strymon for tape delay or anything but I feel confident that the SDD's digital delay will own on the Strymon DIG. Its got MIDI, so I;m happy. My live rig just uses this and the TC. Between them they get close enough to every delay I would w ant to use and they're all built into my presets library.
The Korg SDD-3000 digital delay,has 8 distinct delay types. I use this for U2 stuff it really is the business. check out the you tube channels. Endorsed by Dallas Schoo (U2 tech guy). Only had this for a little while so havent been able to really come to terms with its capabilities. Can be midi controlled which these days is a must. Will hopefully do a proper review when I know a little more about it.
This delay pedal does so much in just one. I think you'd need 3 different effect units just to cover what the SD-3000 does on its own. It actually has modulating features in it as well, doing a combination of chorus, flange, phase, vibrato and panning effects. Or a least pseudo versions of them. The delay is just stunning on this thing alone. Would recommend it to anyone with the cash. It is expensive, unfortunately.