Compact in size at 2.8 x 4.5 x 2.1”, the Electro-Harmonix Canyon is a pedal designed for electric guitar which provides eleven different time-based effects, from clean digital delay to tape echoes filled with wow and flutter. Modulation delay, reverse delay, octave delay, and more are all possible by means of a single rotary mode controller; the pedal not only provides an individual emulation of the well-regarded Deluxe Memory Man pedal, but also a Soul Preacher, a POG 2, and a second Memory Man, all chained together to give you a shimmering, echoed wash of harmony.
Indeed, many timbres and modulations are possible utilizing the Canyon’s relatively simple interface. You are provided with an FX level knob, a delay knob, a feedback controller, a tap/divide switch, and the aforementioned rotary mode controller. However, more controls are possible by selecting an effect and engaging the secondary knob mode, which gives you the ability to further tweak most of the individual effects. To create tap tempos to your liking, you can do so by stepping twice—or more—on the footswitch.
In addition to its conventional delay modes, the Canyon offers a 62-second phrase looper, with control over how loud the loop will be upon adding overdubs into the mix. You also can make use of the sample/hold effect, which will grab onto plucked notes of pre-selected sensitivity and repeat them until you play another note similar in velocity. A momentary footswitch can be routed into the pedal via a 1/4″ jack. This is a mono pedal, with one 1/4” instrument input and one 1/4″ instrument output. A power supply is included.
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