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so here it is - the zen delay by ninja tune x erica synths

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here the video featuring "the bug"



the first 300 units are available for a special early-bird-price of 455 plus vat
incl a limited edition zen delay t shirt which will be printed in your size

afterwards the price will be 499 plus vat

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and here the offical info from ninja tune:

Ninja Tune & Erica Synths Unveil The Zen Delay


New effects unit is Ninja Tune’s first hardware product & first-ever FX unit produced by an electronic label

Uniquely fuses digital & analogue with its powerful stereo dub delay, 24 dB synth-filter and valve saturation and overdrive all in perfect BPM sync in a one-of-a-kind hardware box

Fit for both on stage and in the studio, offering state-of-the-art quality, powerful & easy-to-use effects for all


18 September 2019, London: Ninja Tune and Riga-based modular synth manufacturer Erica Synths have teamed up to create a custom dub delay effects unit, the Zen Delay.


Inspired by a trip to Berlin’s trailblazing music hardware trade show Superbooth, Coldcut’s Matt Black and longtime friend Dr Walker (Liquid Sky artist collective / Air Liquide) envisaged the exciting possibilities of a custom hardware effects unit. The result is the creation of the Zen Delay — the first-ever hardware effects unit produced in collaboration with an electronic music label.


Bringing together the best of the digital and analogue worlds, the Zen Delay is a BPM-synched stereo delay line, combining extreme feedback ranges for dub and experimental lo-fi effects with a multi-mode 24 dB synth filter and valve overdrive.


Created and manufactured by Erica Synths, the unit is housed in a metal case with Erica Synths’ signature bakelite knobs and a valve circuit for extra analogue warmth. While sonically versatile, it is incredibly easy to use — each function has a physical knob that you can play around with without diving into manuals or scrolling through menus on a tiny screen.


Crafted in close collaboration with DJs and producers, the Zen Delay was uniquely developed with both live and studio in mind and is suitable for many different performance situations, musical styles and instruments. While most delay devices are designed as ‘stomp boxes’ for guitarists, the device is equally powerful in the hands of electronic music producers, artists and DJs, adding a unique, warm and powerful sonic character to drum machines, loops, vocals, synths, samples or any other source. Even full tracks or a live stereo mix can be enhanced by the combination of analogue and digital circuitry, breathing new life into iPad performances and giving traditional digital synths and drum machines a huge kick.


Ninja Tune artist The Bug praised the prototype, saying: “The Zen Delay is the analogue delay unit I've been waiting for. Stereo warmth, tone and texture. Perfect for live abusage, and studio madness… love it”. You can see him using it in this short video.


Commenting on the Zen Delay, Matt Black said: “The Zen excels at the sort of extreme dub possibilities Coldcut love. Feed it back!”


Dr Walker added: “For years I have dreamed of a state-of-the-art stereo valve dub delay for my MPC that perfectly masters all sound aesthetics from "badass" to "psychedelic hypnotically trashed" — and now, have a look! There it is... the Zen Delay! <3.”


Ģirts Ozoliņš, Visionary at Erica Synths noted: “The ZEN Delay is a product of our expertise on vacuum tube designs, our powerful, custom DSP platform and the great sound of our filter ICs made and developed in Latvia. It by far exceeded expectations in terms of how it sounds and feels when played.”


The Zen Delay unit will be available for pre-order on 18 September 2019 priced at €499 + VAT. The first 300 units are available for pre-order at a special “early bird” rate of €455 + VAT from the Ninja Tune and Erica Synth websites and come with a free limited edition Zen Delay t-shirt. The Zen Delay is currently due to ship for Christmas delivery.


Pre-order link:


ninjatune.lnk.to/zendelay


Technical details:


Controls

delay time, feedback, delay mod (5 presets), tap button, dry/wet, bypass switch, filter cutoff, resonance, drive, input level, filter mode

Inputs

Stereo In: 2x standard jack

MIDI In: standard MIDI socket

CV In: standard jack

Outputs

Stereo Out: 2 x standard jack

Power

12v (power supply for worldwide use is included)

In/Out levels

3.2v peak to peak

Delay times

1-5000ms with 1/8...x8 of clock/tap rate in beat mode (up to 50 sec)

Digital

24bit, 48kHz

DAC

114 dB dynamic range

-100dB THD+N

ADC

108 dB dynamic range

-98 dB THD+N

Dimensions

21 x 15 x 5 cm

Weight

870g


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and please check peter kirn s lovely zen delay story on CDM ! <3

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using the 'firmware upgrade' facility, new delay programs can be swapped into the unit... ninja tune / erica synths plan to design some extra experimental delay programs giving users even more creative Zen options in the near future.

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first short jam - recorded with the zen delay HERE !!1!

by necromass
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zen delay and drummachine
by necromass CLICKKKKKKKK!!1!


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Nice Machine love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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some technoish live jam with the "zen" ..... HERE !!1!


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zen delay sounddemos on soundclown

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5 out of 5 on german "bonedo" online music mag
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CLII1IICK!


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mijk van dijk s techno dj set featuring the zen delay on rane / denon dj tv (via facebook)


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turning a shy little ipad breakbeat into a MOOOOOONSTAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!
just with one ZEN DELAY

CL1CKKKK!!!1!


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in the latest future music mag: zen delay "best hardware effect of 2019"

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nice nu video by dj-lab



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nice dub session with the zen delay



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another supersmooth zen delay dub techno jam



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new zen delay video by stimming.
in some points i do not agree with him.
the overdrive of the zen delay sounds WICKED when you run an 808,
606, mpc, uno drum, ... thru it.

and of course the valve is creating saturation. we use it all the time to make
our ipads sound phat as hell!



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Originally Posted by dr walker
new zen delay video by stimming.
in some points i do not agree with him.
the overdrive of the zen delay sounds WICKED when you run an 808,
606, mpc, uno drum, ... thru it.

and of course the valve is creating saturation. we use it all the time to make
our ipads sound phat as hell!


Welcome to distortion world!

Ask 20 different guitarists which is the best distortion/overdrive, and you'll get 23 different answers - because three of them will have changed their minds between the time you asked the question and got the answer smile

Although I do think the part that started around 5 minutes where he played it more like an instrument, and figured out creative ways to use the feedback, showed the real potential of the device. That part was very cool. Around 10:30, it seemed like he was really starting to enjoy himself smile

I know what he means about automation, but I think just about every DAW these days makes it easy to use external effects. It's kind of a philosophical question...do you believe in real-time playing, or automating your moves? There are justifications for both. Overall, though, remember I play guitar...so I'm good friends with real time smile I think that ultimately, he figured out why he'd want to use this...particularly at the end, with the vintage mode. The review certainly convinced ME it's a cool box!!

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actually the big knobs are made for live-tweaking.

yes. some modulation sources would be nice. and some other stuff.
BUT:
the zen delay is like we wanted it to be.
our next box which will be on our own hardware-label "liquid sky d-vices"
and will offer more modulation features.

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It's fine the way it is, I think it does what it's supposed to do.

Like if you buy a sports car, you don't expect it to be like SUV,

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yeah. exactly. people run often in the trap to demand too many functions instead of using the existing features.


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lovely video which shows perfectly the smooth side of the zen delay!
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little video from the german "keyboard" magazine



if you speak german: here a lovely zen delay review by bob humid in "keyboard":
CL1CKKKKKK!!!1!

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