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Whatís this Korg DL8000R all about? Why this unit is even worth being here? How many people do really know about this FX box? Well... itís all about TRUE STEREO 8 voice MultiTap Delays with 2 feedback paths, an LFO to modulate them all, a great parametric EQ at input stage and hicut/lowcut filters in the feedback paths and dynamic envelope + MIDI (CCs) control of what you can come up with. And TONE !!! A lot of it @18bit/48KHz.

MultiTap delays are the basis for many, many spectacular effects, from the very early great digital reverbs textures to modern plexes and multi-voice delays you all have in your multi-fx devices. This is a dedicated unit. One structure ready for all sort of tweaks... taking you to very different places, from grainy reverbs to clusters of taps fading into verb, choruses and flangers... and a mix of both, add delays to them, maybe w/Tap Tempo, mono or stereo delays with modulation and filtering, swept filters, multiTap delays creating beds of wild panning rhythms for animated comping, classic PCM42, PCM70, H3000, TC2290, TC1210, Dyno My Piano TSC delays, ducking & panning echoes with modulation, delay pads for swells and ambient space-enhanced soundscapes... vibrato and tremolo effects, even sliced panning delays and with more explorations...more results. Even 10+ seconds sound on sound looping techniques!

Itís the perfect place for the tweaker, the passionate explorer willing to dig in, jump the wall and look inside the heart and brain of time based effects in their many variations and combinations. Rhythmic proportional subdivisions are the powerful engine for vast Tap Tempo synced rhythmic effects. Combined with panning, pitch modulation and filters, you have a lot for your ears, right there. Patching input signal Envelope to most important parameters can tie fx to the human performance act energy and have it breathing with it, being a triggered modulation for a chorus, flanger or delay or a ducked echo or verb. Even a filter sweep!

Thereís so much in this unit you would need a monster Eventide (with its wider openness & freedom in structures design) to get the same possibilities and extend them to farther stretches of your imagination.

The tone is always nice! Many compare the sound of the DL8000R to the legendary TC2290 Dynamic Delay. Personally tested side-by-side, I have to give credit to the word of mouth. They are impressively close, both in tone and dimensional placement of sound. Itís really that good. This is a ONE algorithm structure processor. It has a powerful LFO with sine, tri, exponential, logarithmic and random waveforms and phase offset in user selectable degrees for L/R delays sweeping. The LFO can also be triggered by your input signal for dynamic sweeps. Everything you hear is born out of this single network of 8 filtered, swept delays, with 2 separate feedback or cross-feedback paths for more intense interaction between them. So much you can do with so little. An exercise and art in limitation. Welcome to the mighty Korg DL8000R Digital Multitap Delay!


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Italo De Angelis Presets Library
  ALLAN LEAD #1   ALLAN LEAD #1 (Mod Factory 2)
Stereo doubling and delay. Play distorted mid-rangey lead lines and get Holdsworth thick sound with echo.
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A couple of warm sounding PCM42s set for ping pong delays. With a lush modulated texture and nice spatial quality.
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All the power squeezed here! Sounds like two PCM70s in a single preset. The full and rich 6 voice chorus with a diffused smeared stereo delay. A classic tone for the clean and lead guitar.
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4 ADT chorused voices and 4 chorused delays. Two audio fields, front chorus and rear delays. Rich modulation and wide stereo panorama. Those open chordal movements with added top notes sound great thru this. Sustaining chords too.
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4 chorused voices split in true stereo chorus settings and moderate ADT ones, plus a stereo delay. Darker in tone and more modulated.
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Non modulated blend of ADT and multivoice delays. Lead lines are enriched in thickness and stereo spread, with added delay ambience in the background.
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Eventide plex style multitap modulated delays. They pan in wide and narrow stereo fields, at different times. Play sparsely sustained notes and your delays create a detuning verb aura of singular beauty.
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Hyper comb-filtered stereo delays with an organic flanging texture. The high frequencies in the feedback path are limited by the LFO, reducing their life span in the echoes.
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Same as BIODELAYS, with longer stereo delays. Time, frequencies content, space perception and delays localization & modulation are altered in in dynamic ways, depending on the player biological energy. Use a compressor and you'll hear living breathing delays, changing in colors and placement.
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Verb layers are high frequencies limited by the LFO and ENVELOPE boosts feedback levels. You can layer long lasting verb textures by playing harder and have less verb on soft passages. Tonal limiting and modulation are coherent for both dynamic layers… only their life span changes. Very complex and interactive soundscape tool!
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The classic PCM70 presets all guitarists love! 3 delays do the R/L/C bounce. They're not panning, just spitting audio out at different time lengths, creating the circular panning illusion.
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Quite modulated multitaps delays with cross-feedback paths create polyrhythms and fade out in a distant ambience. Nice blend of delays. chorus, rhythms and verb.
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A beautiful vintage midrange sounding reverb! Clusters of modulated delays are fed-back to a sweet stereo band pass filter and a great detuned aura rises and fades in a midrange dusk. The power of multitap delays in their lo-fi fascination!
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Tight stereo delays with thick diffusion. A typical Lexicon smeared tone on echoes. And modulation adds the juice.
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Yep! TC never did this one--- I did!
Dual stereo chorus w/offset parameters values but their speed.
The longest delay stereo chorus is modulated by the ENVELOPE so a richer chorus is triggered with more intense playing dynamics. A PCM80 Hall has been added.
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Popular Lexicon PCM70 effect mixing chorus and echo effects. Delay is diffused and modulated. It warbles in the distance. Inspiring effect for chordal playing.
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Another take on vintage delay/reverb effects. 2 panning delay clusters evolve in a modulated reverb on sustained notes. Staccato playing sounds very diffused, smeared.
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Enter the ambient master mind! So 224XL sounding, even though crispier. Nice midrange textural reverb made of hundreds of repeating taps. Modulation moves the heart. Sustained notes take off to a distant cloud. Very few DSP processors can do reverbs like this and you'd have to pay top cash for them. Gotta love this cute DL8000R!
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Delays cluster up in an ambient reverb… and modulation adds the magic. Nice filtering for warmth. You'll hear surviving taps in the distance and more warble, but still everything remains so musical! Play it sparsely for the best reverb effect… staccato playing creates circles of delay taps… how is that possible?
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Spectacular rendition of one of the most sought after chorus tones from the '80s and '90s L.A. studios scene. A hard to replicate tri-stereo chorus effect with animated modulation and wild spectral content mangled by tons of phases games. Rich, thick, lush, you say so! Chords bloom thru it! Great on electric piano too.
Here are added some cool PCM80 diffused glided delays for classic Landau ambience!
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Slightly modulated multitaps delays create rhythms you can play to. Great for staccato/muted single notes lines.
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Warm 8 voice chorus with squashed and crunched gtr tones. HUGE crimson TONES!!!
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Another classic Lexicon PCM70 preset… here in its glory and beauty.
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BPM 1/4 note = 51 and you hear five delays around your head in different wider or narrower locations. Nice feel! If you are familiar with Michael Brook or Trey Gunn magic rhythmic delays you'll know the mystery and intensity of these taps.
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The classic Lexicon PCM42 digital delay… in stereo version here, set at identical delay values for a THICK rendition of its warm sound.
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Multitap filtered chorused panning delays come up in waves! Play thru this with a volume pedal and swell your notes or chords in. You'll get waves back… not a single swell. Take your time and let it ring… there lies its magic.
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Like in the original T.C. Electronic classic unit, you have 2 sets of stereo chorus available. Here they are both working at the same time, like 2 presets in one.
Chorus is fatter and richer. Nice variety of textures created by overlapping AND different parameters settings. Depths and delay times are offset in stereo couples. Rate is the same for both (J-Petrucci style). Warm analog soundingPCM80 delays are added for more magic.
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  TC2290   TC2290
Another classic legendary delay rendition!
TC2290 mono delay, panning and chorused, ducked out by your playing intensity.
Warm, clean, larger than life!
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Tight delays with modulation, panning and tremmed. Sustained notes get a nice dly/verb moving in space, detuning and stereo tremolo_ed! Nice cross-feedback tricks going on here and LFO exponential out of phase waveforms do the magic.
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  TSCand42s   TSCand42s
The Tri Stereo Chorus with a stereo set of PCM42 for those cool fading mod_echoes!
Very Landau/Karizma tones.
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