Deltalab Effectron I ADM 1020 (B Stock)


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Photo shows an ADM 64, the unit for sale is an ADM 1020, max delay 1024 mSec

The Effectron was part of the first wave of digital gear to hit studios in the early 1980s. RAM was super-expensive so many units had short delay times and were designed for chorus, flanging, phasing and doubling. The Effectron I ADM 1020 is a prime example of this

Deltalab was part of the booming Massachussetts hi-tech audio industry of the 1970s and 80s along with the likes of Lexicon & Bose. In 2016, Akamai, Analog Devices, B&W and THAT Corporation are prominent Mass manufacturers

Founder of Deltalab, Richie DeFreitas, holds a number of patents for “An electrical system of the type in which a digitally encoded signal is determined at least in part by the difference between a present value of an input signal and a reference signal representative of a past value of the input signal”. Otherwise known as Delta-encoding, this was one of the key technologies enabling digital audio

In use, Effectrons are quirky, entertaining devices with lots of character. By varying the modulation depth & speed it can produce effecst from a slow phase, via a deep flange and a warbling chorus right through to a pitch-bending, gargling, modulated delay. They have a unique sound and definite mojo.

Hail the Effectron!

OH man , I have stumbled upon this wicked awesome unit… i think this piece is amazing”

“Great thing about effectrons is playing the knobs as your track is printing… especially for weird modulation stuff… think bauhaus’ “bela lugosi’s dead” or reverend horton heat’s “gin and tonic blues” and you’ll get it… LIQUID, baby = effectron”

“Good sounds, it’s digital, but in an analog way! The modulation is off the hook crazy”

“I don’t know about the differences, but those old DeltaLab delays sound GREAT, at least if your idea of “great” is “warm and funky” rather than “completely accurate”. I’ve used one for years. Lots of aliasing noise and bandwidth limitations, but it’s in no way cold or uninvolving”

“Effectrons are just plain cool”

“The EFFECTRONS Rule ! I have all 3 and the amount of creative sound you can derive from them is intense.”

“HAIL THE EFFECTRON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Digital delay line with variable delay time, modulation, feedback and output dry / delay mix control. Unbalanced analogue inputs & outputs on jacks. Sockets also for bypass and control input.
1U device suitable for mounting in a standard 19" rack. UK / EU 220 Volt. Captive power cable with a new UK power plug
Owners Manual Deltalab Timeline manual (simiar product) harmony Central Review (of ADM 1024) Youtube demo (of similar Effectron II model with more delay time) Youtube demo (of similar Effectron II model with more delay time)
Used Effectron. Some case scratches, chipped paint on the edges of the front panel. Has retrofitted toggle power switch on front panel. 110 Volt. Requires replacement input pot. Not fully tested. Photos show an Effectron II ADM 64 sold previously, not the Effectron ADM 1020 for sale B Stock items are sold as-seen with no returns. They have been tested, and a brief description of the faults or damage is given, but they may have other faults and may not test the same in future