Ninja Tune appear to be building their own branded hardware delay unit. According to leaked photos from Gearporn.Berlin, the 'Zen Delay' is a multi-made delay unit with a valve signal path, low-pass, high-pass and bandpass filter, MIDI in and Drive knob. While none of the tech specs are official, it's clear from the front panel that there are four modes of Delay – BBD for classic 80s-chip delay, ping-pong for left-and-right channel delay effects, tape delay and standard stereo delay.
While the unit could be a one-off, the standard to which it's finished suggests it's the real deal. Given Ninja Tune's aversion to software and apps in the past, it wouldn't be a huge surprised if they moved into hardware. See more pics on the Gearporn.Berlin website.
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