Red Panda Announces Raster 2 Digital Delay Pedal

Red Panda Raster 2 Digital Delay PedalRed Panda has unveiled the Raster 2, a digital delay offering 1600 ms of delay as well as a pitch and frequency shift built into the feedback path. The pedal, originally released in 2015, has been updated with longer delay time, modulation, presets, MIDI, and stereo capabilities. It’s also housed in a smaller enclosure with top-mounted jacks.

“While designing the Raster 2, I wanted to enable as many classic rack mount digital delay tricks as possible while keeping the fast and intuitive control that made the original Raster so fun to use,” explains Red Panda engineer Curt Malouin. “Instead of multiple modes with generic knob names, all of the parameters are always available, so you can mix and match different effects and explore new sounds in between.”

The controls include Rate, Depth, Blend, Feedback, Delay, and Shift. You can control forward or reverse delay, even having continuously shifting repeats. The Raster 2 has three delay ranges with two delay channels that can be arranged in series, parallel, or ping pong.

“The Raster’s modulation section has seven waveforms that can be assigned to delay time, pitch shift, or effect level (for tremolo)” the company explains. “There are two random waveforms for glitchy sliced delays or random pitch shift, wow and flutter, and broken tape deck effects. Envelope and inverse envelope enable dynamic flanging and pitch bent delays. Stereo controls adjust the modulation amount and phase between channels, for subtle shifts or swirling psychedelic washes.”

The Red Panda Raster 2 is designed and built in Plymouth, Michigan. It will be shipping in late summer or early fall with a MAP of $299.

Red Panda Raster 2 Digital Delay Pedal Features:

1600 ms stereo delay time in three ranges
3200 ms forward delay available via editor
Micro pitch shifting and detuning
Tuned pitch shifting, +/- 12 semitones
Phase and frequency shifting
Repeats shifted once or continuously
Reverse delay
7 modulation waveforms, envelope, and reverse envelope
Most parameters have left/right controls for stereo delay
Parallel, series, or ping pong structure
Tone control
Stereo input/output (TRS)
Soft touch bypass switch with selectable momentary, latching, or mute output
Shift footswitch momentary, latching, or assignable to tap tempo
Assignable expression pedal, remote switch, remote tap, or MIDI port
Full MIDI implementation with additional parameters (USB or TRS)
MIDI clock synchronization
Presets (4 on front, 127 via MIDI)
Web-based editor for editing presets and accessing hidden parameters

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