BOSS DD-8 Digital Delay


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Discover the extraordinary capabilities of the BOSS DD-8 Digital Delay, the pinnacle of the compact series that is redefining the world of delay pedals. This well-rounded device provides an extensive spectrum of great sounds, exceptional delay time, and a wealth of control options and connectivity options, all neatly packed into a standard BOSS pedal that fits effortlessly into any mono or stereo setup. With an astounding collection of eleven modes on offer, the DD-8 is ready to provide everything from basic to exotic delay colours, along with a looper that boasts unlimited overdub capability and external control support.

What sets the DD-8 apart is its capacity to provide a diverse sonic range within one small unit. Whether you’re looking for clean digital delays, classic analog or tape types, modulation echo or specialty delays such as shimmer and reverse, the DD-8 has it all. New to the scene are the Warm mode, which offers softer echo tones, the +RV mode that creates a beautiful blend of delay and reverb, and the Warp mode that produces dynamic ambient textures. For the rhythmically inclined, the new GLT mode can create glitchy effects to add a twist to your sound.

The DD-8 isn’t just about variety, it’s about the quality of sound. In the world of audio, stereo is synonymous with better, and this device delivers exactly that. It supports full stereo I/O, along with three distinct output modes. The default independent mode provides parallel delays on left and right channels, preserving the true balance of stereo input sources. The panning mode allows for ping-pong delay effects, while the wide stereo mode enhances spatial depth for a more immersive experience.

When it comes to real-time delay options, the DD-8 is unparalleled. You can tap in tempos with the built-in pedal switch and manipulate the Warp and GLT modes to craft unique expressive effects. To further expand your creative capabilities, connect one or two footswitches for on-demand tap tempo, extended looper control, and a Twist effect for soaring echo sounds. Alternatively, use an expression pedal for continuous control of level, feedback, or delay time – or why not all three?

The DD-8 is designed with practicality in mind, integrating a looper into the device, saving you the need for a separate pedal on your pedalboard. Its functionality can be controlled with the onboard switch, making it a handy tool for practice, gig sound checking, and creating backing tracks during performances. To have more control over the looper’s functions, connect one or two footswitches to operate the stop and clear functions externally.

Not only does the DD-8 offer wide-ranging features and sounds, but it also accommodates a variety of setup configurations. The smart I/O jacks can handle different connection setups, including mono, stereo, wet/dry, and wet-only setups. There is even an option to eliminate the dry signal completely, making this pedal perfect for delay-only blending in a parallel effects loop.

Backed by a BOSS five-year warranty, the DD-8 Digital Delay offers the versatility and sound quality that musicians have come to expect from the BOSS brand. Add to this the flexibility to tailor the pedal’s functions to your unique sound, and it’s clear that the DD-8 is a must-have for any musician looking for a powerful, adaptable delay pedal. Elevate your soundscapes to new heights with the BOSS DD-8 Digital Delay.


Unparalleled Sonic Diversity

The BOSS DD-8 Digital Delay provides a wide-ranging sonic palette, offering everything from classic analog and tape echoes to experimental textures. It includes eleven diverse modes to explore, from shimmering repeats to glitchy rhythmic effects, making it a truly versatile tool for musicians of all genres.

Stereo Enhancement Features

Experience your sound in a larger-than-life format with the DD-8’s comprehensive stereo features. This pedal supports full stereo input/output and includes three distinct output modes for added depth and dimension. Whether you’re looking for balanced parallel delays, ping-pong delay effects, or immersive spatial depth, the DD-8 has you covered.

Real-Time Delay Controls

The DD-8 boasts a suite of real-time delay controls, allowing you to tap in tempos directly, control unique effects, and create expressive ambient swells. By adding an external footswitch or expression pedal, you can unlock more creative possibilities, from on-demand tap tempo to extended looper control and even multi-parameter adjustments.

Integrated Looper

Save precious pedalboard space with the DD-8’s built-in looper. Offering up to 40 seconds of recording time with mono input, the integrated looper makes it easy to create layered compositions, check your live sound, or simply practice a challenging passage. You can also connect external footswitches for extended control over your loops.

Smart I/O Functionality

The DD-8’s smart I/O jacks support various connection setups, including mono, stereo, wet/dry, and wet-only, enabling easy integration into any rig. You can even disable the dry signal completely, making it perfect for delay-only blending in parallel effects loops.

BOSS Five-Year Warranty

The BOSS DD-8 Digital Delay comes with the reassurance of a BOSS five-year warranty. This underscores the brand’s commitment to quality and durability, offering you peace of mind as you explore new sonic territories with this versatile delay pedal.


Specifications Values
Nominal Input Level -20 dBu
Input Impedance 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level -20 dBu
Output Impedance 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance 10 k ohms or greater
Bypass Buffered bypass
Controls MODE knob, TIME knob, FEEDBACK knob, E.LEVEL knob, CARRYOVER switch, Pedal switch
Indicator CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
Connectors INPUT-A/B jack: 1/4-inch phone type, OUTPUT-A/B jack: 1/4-inch phone type, TEMPO/EXP jack: TRS 1/4-inch phone type, DC IN jack
Power Supply Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61), AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
Current Draw 100 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 3.5 hours
Accessories Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”), Dry battery (9 V, 6LR61)
Options (sold separately) AC adaptor: PSA series, Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7, Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
Size (Width) 73 mm (2-7/8 inches)
Size (Depth) 129 mm (5-1/8 inches)
Size (Height) 59 mm (2-3/8 inches)
Weight (including battery) 440 g (1 lb)