Key Features of the Discovery Analog Delay
Here’s an overview of some of the top features that make the Discovery stand out:
- Analog Bucket Brigade Delay Line – Warm, musical analog tonality using 4 x MN3005 BBD chips
- 127 Onboard Presets – Save and recall every delay sound instantly
- Tap Tempo & Delay Division Modes – Precise delay timing control
- Full MIDI Implementation – Control every function via MIDI
- Deep Tone Shaping – High/Low Cut filters and modulation section
- Expression Pedal Control – Map functions like Time for dynamic effects
- External Switching – Remote preset switching and tap tempo
Suhr has taken a bold new step into the pedal world with the release of the Discovery Analog Delay. This innovative pedal captures the warmth of analog delay while providing modern features that offer unmatched creative control. As a premier Suhr dealer, we took an in-depth look at what makes the Discovery stand out.
Analog Heart, Digital Brain
At the core of the Discovery are four reissued MN3005 bucket brigade chips that produce the rich, musical tonality analog delays are prized for. This vintage-flavored signal path retains that classic analog magic. Yet Suhr went beyond pure analog circuitry by adding digital control features. There are 127 presets to save your favorite delay settings. You can recall sounds instantly via the onboard footswitches or MIDI. Full MIDI implementation allows integrating the Discovery into complex rigs. Every knob and parameter can be controlled through MIDI. You can even send patch change commands to other MIDI pedals.
Intuitive Hands-On Control
While the digital features expand possibilities, the Discovery still gives you intuitive real-time control. The three main knobs – Mix, Time, and Regen – make it easy to shape the core aspects of any delay. The Mix knob dials in the wet/dry balance. Roll it back for a hint of echo or crank it for trippy 100% wet effects. The Time knob sweeps delay time from a tight 40ms slapback to a cavernous 1100ms. For precision timing, use the tap tempo or delay division modes. Regen controls the number of repeats, taking you from a single echo to endless oscillating patterns.