Ninja Tune teams up with Erica Synths for the dub-inspired Zen Delay

A First For The Electronic Label

Revered electronic label Ninja Tune, home to artists such as Bicep, Bonobo, Sampa The Great and more, have debuted their first ever effects pedal, the ultra-dubby analogue Zen Delay.

Created after a particularly inspiring trip to Superbooth in Berlin, the Zen Delay provides punters with a BPM-synced delay line with a multimode 24dB synth filter and valve overdrive. The unit also makes use of extreme feedback ranges to offer itself as the perfect pedal for connoisseurs of dub - the gentleman's genre - as well as those operating within the realms of lo-fi or experimental genres. 



The layout of the Zen Delay is simple: there's one bakelite knob per function, ensuring that all parameters of the pedal can be twisted and tweaked for the most hands-on sonic experience possible. There's knobs for feedback, delay time, six different delay modes, resonance, drive, VCF cutoff and VCF mode, as well as controls for dry/wet, in level and a tap tempo function. The unit was designed to particularly appeal to DJs and producers, and while it certainly begs to be used under lights on stage, we reckon it'd be a mean studio centrepiece too.



Although the Zen Delay does boast a pretty outrageous pricetag, it's definitely cool to see such a revered electronic label as Ninja Tune dip their toes into the effects sector. If you please, you can predorder the pedal today - Ninja Tune reckon they should be shipping in time for Christmas. 


Preorder this crazy collaboration between Ninja Tune and Erica Synths here