Boss DM-101 Ultimate Analog Delay Machine Pedal
Driven by eight BBDs under smart CPU control, the Boss DM-101 inspiring pedal delivers 12 unique modes. Also, it delivers stereo operation, and a wide array of tonal colours. It does so all while maintaining 100 per cent analog signal processing throughout.
Additionally, with 127 user memories, tap tempo, carryover, MIDI, and more, the DM-101 brings you the features and versatility of an advanced digital pedal. However, it comes with the vibrant, characterful sound that’s only possible with authentic analog BBD circuitry.
DM-101 Analog Delay for the 21st Century
Analog delays based around BBD (bucket-brigade device) microchips emerged in the 1970s. They were a compact and cost-effective alternative to the standard tape delays of the era. Their warm, saturated, and highly musical sound established a distinctive style of delay. Leveraging modern CPU control, the DM-101 supercharges this classic effect with enhanced capabilities for today’s music makers.
Next-Level Performance with BOSS Innovation
The DM-101 takes the analog delay where it’s never gone before. It provides access to cleaner sounds and extended delay times alongside traditional tones. To achieve this versatility, Boss used eight 2048-stage BBDs instead of the more common 4096-stage BBD.
Sounds from Vintage to Modern – DM-101
The Boss DM-101 flows effortlessly between gritty vintage echoes and modern analog delay tones with extended high-frequency clarity. Multiple internal circuit elements are switched to define each of the 12 modes. This includes the number of active BBDs and their connection order, low-pass filter settings, and clocking rates.
Additionally, twisting the Variation knob cycles through parameters unique to the different modes. Furthermore, you can always drive delays into saturated self-oscillation by cranking the Intensity knob.
Stereo Delays with True Analog Warmth
A major benefit of the DM-101’s CPU control is the ability to realize sophisticated stereo sounds not available with other BBD analog delays. For example, Pan mode routes each BBD and its feedback loop to alternate points in the stereo field, while Dual Mod shifts the modulation phase for each output to generate a wide, spacious delay effect.
Furthermore, six of the 12 modes support stereo operation, providing everything from short reverb-like sounds and expansive modulated delays to pattern delays for intense rhythmic effects.
Complete Creative Command
The Boss DM-101 offers all the creative benefits you expect from an advanced delay pedal. Tap tempo and note subdivisions are available with most modes, and there’s carryover for maintaining repeats when the effect is bypassed. You can store and recall favourite setups with four onboard memories and connect up to two footswitches or an expression pedal for extended real-time control.
MIDI I/O takes things further, providing remote access to 127 user memories, MIDI sync, and more. The audio outputs are set for blended operation by default, but they can be easily reconfigured for wet/dry rigs and wet-only parallel setups.
DM-101 Delay Modes:
- Dual Mod