The Line 6 DL4 MKII Delay Guitar Effects Pedal I is an updated version of the popular delay/looper pedal with advanced new features including 15 new MkII delays, an XLR input for microphones, MIDI ports, heavy-duty foot switches, and three bypass options. Two looper modes are now onboard, and the microSD card expansion allows for extended looping times up to 240 seconds. All this fits in a chassis that's smaller and lighter than the original, but with the same intuitive layout users have come to love.
30 Ways to Delay
Fans of the original DL4 delay pedal will find all of their favorite sounds exactly where they expect them to be, with the same Tweak and Tweez control parameter assignments to which they've become accustomed. The 15 new MkII delays were drawn from the HX family of amp and effects processors and include both more recent versions of classic effects and cutting-edge Line 6 originals such as the supervibey Glitch Delay.
Two Ways to Loop
The DL4 MkII features a simple 1-switch looper in addition to a classic 4-switch looper, both of which provide up to 240 seconds of recording time. By inserting an optional microSD card into the slot on the rear of the pedal, recording time may be extended up to several hours and a loop may be stored across power cycles. The loopers operate in either mono or stereo, and may be positioned in the signal chain before or after other effects.
It's no secret that the DL4 has been used for processing and looping by lots of people besides guitarists, such as vocalists and others who capture their performance with a microphone. Now, dynamic microphones can be plugged directly into the pedal's XLR mic input, eliminating the need for converter cables, mixers, or other external devices. This feature also makes the DL4 MkII a handy tool for sound designers and other sonic adventurers.
Onboard MIDI In and Out/Thru DIN connectors enable the DL4 MkII to receive continuous controller, program change, and other MIDI messages from external sources such as MIDI controllers, thus allowing parameters to be modified dynamically and presets to be selected remotely. The DL4 MkII provides access to three presets using the A, B, and C footswitches, or six presets if the Tap switch is set to toggle between two banks of presets (A, B, and C, and D, E, and F). In addition, the DL4 MkII can store up to 128 presets, selectable via MIDI.