The BuGGFX Daydream Delay is a unique multi-band filtered delay. The signal is split into multiple parallel paths, individually delayed and filtered, then recombined with the original signal before making its way out of the pedal and into the world.
The result? A truly magical sparkling sonic atmosphere unlike any other pedal.
- Time – Length of delay
- Feedback – Number of repeats
- Width – Separation between filters
- Mix – Blends the wet and dry signal paths
- Mode – Switches between Ascending and Descending modes
- Volume – Controls overall output volume
- 24-bit, 48kHz digital signal path
- Analog dry signal path
- Standard 9VDC operation (~65mA current consumption)
- Top-mounted jacks
- Approximately 4 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (125B)
The thing that is so striking about it to me is that it’s very versatile and not fatiguing, even at the same setting used in multiple songs in a live set. I can’t say that about other filter/sweep delays I’ve used. The three-way split and particular voicing of the filters just comes across as really interesting and dynamic but not overbearing or corny.
There isn’t much non-traversed ground in the delay category, but the Daydream Delay by BuGGFX certainly makes its case. The signal is split into several bands, each individually delayed and filtered, then combined back into one signal in post. This creates a beautiful multi-layered sound unlike anything else. Anything from haunting ambient delays to windchime-like effects is possible.