Red Panda Raster Delay Pedal (Review)

This stunning delay pedal from Red Panda combines delay and pitch shift in one incredible unit.

Delay is a big market in the pedal world at the moment with many artists seeking to find a delay pedal that suits their sound. This excellent compact Raster delay pedal from Red Panda has all you need in one pedal. I personally love this pedal and find that it has such a rich tone compared to many other delay pedals on the market.

What is it?

The Raster is a Delay/Pitch Shift Pedal which can be used in a number of different ways. Red Panda have built in the ability to use either feature individually with 2 foot switches, one for delay, one for shift. The pedal has main controls:

Shift – Changing the level of pitch shift, clockwise from central shifting higher than the note an anti clockwise shifting the note lower.

Feedback – The feedback possibility’s are amazing on the Raster with what feels like endless feedback you can keep the delay going for any amount of time you want.

Delay – This controls the frequency of the delay, turning clockwise for a longer delay.

Blend – This control is for blending the delay in with the original signal. This can be used to control the level of delay noticeable, turning clockwise for a bigger echoey sound.

This pedal also comes with three delay modes and three shift modes enabling up to 750ms of clean delay time available.

You can also use this pedal with an expression pedal for varying levels of delay.

Our Thoughts

I’ve been testing this pedal for a few weeks now and I just cant stop using it. The endless capability’s of this delay pedal are second to none. I will definitely be grabbing one of these for my pedal board. This delay pedal tops any other delay pedal I have used and I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for that Ben Howard like feel to there sound.

Pros

  • Full Sounding Tone
  • Easy to Use and fits well into any pedal set up.
  • Delay and Shift features together create amazing echoey sound

Cons

  • Reasonably pricey amongst other delay pedals costing around £230
  • Not as many delay controls as other pedals around the same price

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