If there’s one effect TC Electronic have always been great at, it’s digital delay. From the Nova to the Flashback, every one of their delay pedals has its own fantastic sound, but by far the most versatile of the lot is the Prophet Digital Delay.
From its deceptively simple layout, you might think the Prophet is just another bog-standard delay pedal. Sure it offers you the basics but is this simple delay pedal really worth owning?
Now we’re not trying to say it’s on the same level as something like the Boss DD-8, but you’d be surprised by just how much you can get from what the prophet has to offer. The secret is that little switch beside the repeats knob. That three-way switch offers you the choice of three different rhythm modes: 1/16, 1/8 and 3/8.
Well, at 1/16 you’ll get some very useful slapback echo while the 3/8 mode gives you a wide dotted delay which creates some really atmospheric sounds. For any Pink Floyd fans out there, this mode truly captures the iconic sound of “Another Brick in the Wall Part 1”.
And here we come to the Prophet’s most impressive selling point: its price. The Prophet retails at around $50 which is absolutely incredible for a pedal of this quality. For comparison, a DD-3 – Boss’s more affordable take on a Digital Delay pedal – will cost you around $160 while the aforementioned DD-8 will likely be around $200.
As far as we’re concerned this pedal is a great sound, that’s easy to use, with lots of variety, at an affordable price. But what do you think? Why not give the Prophet Digital Delay a try here on TonePedia and decide for yourself if this is the delay for you?