The EM-III is the smallest, most powerful and by far the most versatile delay pedal that SolidGoldFX has ever released! Building on the legacy of their popular Electroman Delay, the EM-III manages to echo the past, present and future.
Boasting an ultra-intuitive control set, the EM-III can be configured to provide anything from warm analogue-voiced echoes to precise, modern delay tones, as well as experimental and futuristic effects. It's designed to simply inspire and evoke emotion, and can sound as pretty and cheerful or as dark and macabre as you like!
Tape-Style Echoes with Sub-Octave Effect
SolidGoldFX's EM-III is essentially a multi-head tape delay in compact pedal form, with the ability to add in a signal an octave lower to the primary delay head. This can result in dancing, rhythmic delays with body and gravitas, as well as bold washy soundscapes.
These two core features are controlled via a single mini-toggle. Flick it left to select between 1, 2 or 3 delay heads, or flick it right to toggle the octave effect on and off. From there, just set your delay level, repeats and time via the knobs, or tap in your preferred tempo via the soft-click tap-tempo switch.
Add Modulation via Flutter Control
The EM-III also offers sweet delay modulation, which can be introduced via the flutter control. Keep it at the centre position for no modulation, or dial it left for a slow and dreamy chorus-like effect or right for a faster vibrato — letting you create lush oceanic movement, tape-style crinkles, eerie tension and beautiful dissonance!
EM-III's colour knob allows you to engage both high-pass and low-pass filtering. Dead-centre promises pristine, full-frequency digital delay. Dial it to the left and you cut the highs; creating warm, murky analogue-esque repeats. Set it to the right, and you suck out the lows for crisp and bright tape-style repeats or super-thin, lo-fi delays.
Warp & Glitch Features
The SolidGoldFX EM-III also brings interactive warp and glitch features to the tonal table, by pressing and holding either tap, bypass or both at the same time. Hold tap to increase the repeats until self-oscillation, creating a swelling wall of sound. Hold bypass to replicate the sound of a tape motor on the fritz and a tape reel snapping, or hold both for glorious noise seances that will act as the perfect song/set closer.
- Multi-head tape delay pedal, with octave and modulation effects.
- 70 to 1000 millisecond delay time with tap tempo.
- Colour knob for crisp and bright tape echo to super thin lo-fi repeats.
- Warp feature for instant self-oscillation "wall-of-sound" swells.
- Glitch feature replicates snapping tape sounds.
- Switchable true bypass/ buffered trails modes.
- Top-mounted jacks for easy pedalboard mounting.
- Handmade in Montreal, Canada.
- Powered by a regular 9V DC PSU (centre negative, 2.1 mm, 70 mA current draw).