DFX98 'EchoMatic' Digital Delay
The only known image of the DFX98 'EchoMatic' Digital Delay,
as part of DOD's 1998 "Tools of the Trade" advertisement
The DFX98 'EchoMatic' Digital Delay was announced at Winter Namm 1998, and advertised as part of DOD's reboot of the FX-series in 1998, but was never produced. Featuring up to 8 seconds of delay, the DFX98's circuit was likely based on that of the DigiTech PDS 8000 Echo Plus. However, it is unclear why the DFX98 was advertised but never actually produced. Even if a circuit offering 8 seconds of digital delay was technically feasible in a compact pedal size at the time, it may have been too expensive to meet its MSRP and successfully compete against pedals such as the Boss DD-5 (which was released in 1995 but only offered 2 seconds of delay).
- Controls: Mix, Delay, Repeat, Mode
- From DOD's Winter NAMM 1998 press release (February 12, 1998): "The DFX98 'EchoMatic' Digital Delay is a stereo digital delay and sampler offering up to eight full seconds of delay time-twice as long as DOD's DFX94 Digital Delay. Sporting 16-bit A/D and D/A conversion, the DFX98 features a 'Repeat' mode for continuous sample looping, as well as a twisted 'Reverse' function to play the sample or loop back in reverse. When used in stereo, this stompbox can provide some of the most psychedelic sounds on the market. Control pots include: Mix, Delay, Repeat and Mode."
- Suggested retail price (1998): $179.95
- FX heritage: DFX91 DFX94 DFX98
- External links:
- External links (for the DigiTech PDS 8000):
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