Vahlbruch SpaceTime Delay w/ Tap Tempo & MagTraB Switches
The lengendary "SpaceTime" pedal now with tap tempo and some more extra features:
Tap tempo with subdivision switch for 1/4, 1/8, or dotted 1/8
Internal switch for true or buffered bypass
Internal switch for spillover in buffered bypass mode
Internal switch for kill dry
The SpaceTime is a hand-made echo pedal. It combines all the advantages of analog and digital circuits in a unique way. As a result, the SpaceTime is a warm and deep sounding delay pedal, easy to operate, offering analog delay typical self-oscillations, at a maximum delay time exceeding almost every old school pedal. Now with Tap Tempo!
First of all, your direct guitar signal stays analog and gets not digitized! There is not a single AD/DA converter involved and therefore your straight guitar signal is free of any digital latency. The full dynamic and rich tone of your guitar are completely preserved.
Additionally the audio signal processing needed for the delay/echo path is 100% analog, too. This is an essential ingredient for an analog sounding delay tone. Only the short signal path needed to delay and repeat the signal is done with care in the digital world.
The SpaceTime offers you three control knobs to adjust your tone. The delay time is set by "Time", the number of echo repeats can be changed by "Repeats" and the volume of the echo signal can be balanced using the "Mix-Level" knob. Additionally a toggle switch divides the "Time"-knob range into three segments: short (up to 150ms), middle (up to 330ms) and long (up to 660ms). A second toggle switch allows you to change the treble content of the echoed signal. Switching from "bright" over "mellow" to "dark" gradually reduces the top end - resulting in warm, deep and analog sounding echos. The straight (non delayed) guitar signal is not affected by this tone control!
Thanks to its extremely large signal-to-noise ratio, the Vahlbruch SpaceTime shows very low background noise and is therefore suited for any studio work and professional live performance.
Inside the footswitch a magnet is integrated which position is measured by a sensor on the circuit board. If the button is now moved, e.g. if it is pressed downwards, the position of the magnet will also change. The sensor measures this change without any mechanical contact to the button and the information is send via a micro-controller to a gold-plated relay, which then does the actual audio signal switching.
The advantages of MagTraB:
MapTraB buttons are as good as indestructible! MagTraB delivers an almost infinite number of switching cycles - many, many millions! No annoying, mechanical switch clicks! Instead, the MagTraB push-buttons switch very smooth and silently.
The pedal has a true bypass switch for perfect signal transfer without any tone loss. An amber LED shows you the on/off status. You can use a 9V battery to power the pedal or an external standard 9V power supply (ring +, tip -).
The power consumption is approximately 35mA.
The SpaceTime pedal has NO pcb-mounted jacks, NO pcb-mounted footswitch and NO pcb-mounted pots! This certainly means more effort building the pedal compared to industrial mass production but it´s truly worth it!
Like all Vahlbruch pedals the SpaceTime is hand-made utilizing only the best components available worldwide for high-end tone and years of trouble free operation.