We are currently living in a time where we have a lot of choices. Often, however, the projects are more exciting that one makes oneself, so-called DIY projects. One of these is the latest project from the Roland Product Specialist (Germany) Michael Menze and Vladimir Pantelic (vpme.de). Recently, they transformed the new excellent BOSS delay pedal DD-500 in a Eurorack module.
What you can see, is that they redesigned the entire interface and added front panel inputs with Audio In A & B, CTL1, CTL2 and 2 Outputs. Looks like a similar project what Chris Blarsky from Ninstrument made with this Eventide Space pedal few months ago. An impressive DIY project in my opinion which certainly other people would have fun. This is certainly not for my two left hands, but it’s a cool decision to transform digital pedals into Eurorack modules because there are super powerful effects on the market. There’s a lot of work involved in this DIY module, it’s a challenge but you can say later that you have something special that nobody else has.
Filled with newly developed BOSS technology, the DD-500 is the most powerful and versatile stompbox delay ever created. This incredible sound-creation toolbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes with exceptional audio quality, plus deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI, and much more. From basic echo to dead-on emulations of classic delays to incredibly lush spatial textures that take your breath away, the DD-500 will launch your music places you never thought possible.
The feature-packed Version 2 software update brings powerful new performance enhancements and unparalleled flexibility to the DD-500. Even more control has been added, with an improved A/B simultaneous mode for advanced routing as well as new Series and Parallel modes. Five new effect types have been added to the current delay algorithms, plus many updated parameters common to all modes. The update also offers lots of user-requested features, including additional MIDI controls, new modulation types, a feedback loop function for inserting external effects, adjustable input and output levels, selectable EQ position, and more.
The BOSS DD-500 Delay pedal features the following algorithms:
- Standard—Clear digital delay.
- Analog—Emulates classic analog “BBD” delays like the BOSS DM series.
- Tape—Emulates the warm sound of tape-based delay units, including the Maestro Echoplex, Binson Echorec 2, and the legendary Roland RE-201 Space Echo.
- Vintage Digital—Emulations of early digital delays from the 1980s, including Roland’s famous SDE-2000 and SDE-3000 rack units and the BOSS DD-2, the original stompbox digital delay.
- Dual—Two different delay lines that can be connected in series, parallel, or three different A/B independent modes.
- Pattern—Sixteen different delay lines that can be set independently for all types of unique rhythmic effects, with Gate mode for slicer-like pattern effects.
- Reverse—Backwards delay for cool psychedelic effects and other unique tones.
- SFX—“Special effects” delays with highly unique sound characters.
- Shimmer—Pitch-shifted delays with stereo pitch-shifter and overtone modes for lush, heavenly textures.
- Filter—Delay with selectable sweeping or touch-responsive dynamic filter types.
- Slow Attack—Ethereal delays that fade in with playing dynamics.
- Tera Echo—Spacious, animated ambience effect derived from the innovative BOSS TE-2 pedal.
More information here: BOSS DD-500 Delay
Available here: BOSS DD-500 Delay