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arrowReleased: 1999  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 6.7/10arrow User reviews: (3)
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Fat Elvis writes:
This is a rarity these days - it's a dedicated digital delay and does just about everything you could possibly want from a delay unit.

There are 50 factory presets, 100 user memory locations, delay set by milliseconds or BPM, 10 seconds max delay (mono), and full MIDI control over virtually all the editable parameters including syncing to MIDI clock so that the delays always keep track of tempo changes.

The D2 has three delay modes. It can work in traditional mode like any other digital delay but has straight mode and rhythm mode which I believe are quite unique. Straight mode lets you set the exact number of equally spaced repeats, (unlike other units where the feedback control can only set an approximate number) and rhythm mode takes everything one stage further by allowing you to set a specific number of repeats in a rhythmic pattern that you can tap in with a front panel button.neat.Any such rhythm pattern can be quantised or the repeats can be individually moved within the pattern.

Six secondary effects (spatial, filter, chorus, reverse, dynamic and ping pong) can be applied to any program.

Good Points
I think this machine is an awesome piece of kit. The amount of variations in delay sounds that you can achieve is absolutely huge, and its not too difficult to operate once you've spent a bit of time with it. To be able to set an exact number of repeats (and all at the same volume if you want) gives exact control over your delays and some of the rhythmic effects you can program are just mad.The six secondary effects really add versatility. The filter lets you EQ repeats to sound like old tape delays and the reverse option lets you mix normal repeats with backwards sounding ones in the same pattern.Hook it up to your sequencer with MIDI sync and it really comes into its own, no need to work out and set a delay time - it will track the changes in BPM and put all the delays in time to create some great rhythms from any old crap sound, you can set it so it can subdivide the BPM's for faster or slower delays.
Bad Points
Haven't found any.

 TC Electronic D2 Specifications:

Digital IOs:
S/PDIF in and out
Analog IOs:
balanced jacks stereo in/stereo out
Midi IOs:
MIDI in, out and thru
Other IOs:
footswitch in

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