Korg Intros SDD-3000 Delay Pedal


Korg has introduced the SDD-3000 Pedal, a new delay pedal, based on the classic 80’s SDD-3000.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

The SDD-3000 PEDAL packs all of the SDD-3000?s functionality into a convenient pedal unit. Featuring a pre-amp with ample headroom, a filter circuit that modifies the feedback sound, and modulation waveforms that allow a diverse array of delay effects, it covers all of the SDD-3000’s important elements.

In addition to specifications that will satisfy SDD-3000 users, it provides many new functions such as eight delay types, long delay times up to 4,000 milliseconds, selectable modulation waveforms, stereo input/output, and MIDI compatibility. The user interface has also been updated for dramatically improved ease of use.


  • All features of the SDD-3000 digital delay, packed into a pedal unit.
  • Eight distinct delay types including SDD-3000, Analog, Tape, Modern, Kosmic, Reverse, Pitch and Panning.
  • The preamp that defined the sound of the SDD-3000 is faithfully reproduced.
  • Selectable filters that alter the sound of the delay repeats.
  • Choose from five types of modulation waveforms that modulate the delay time. You can also create waveforms that interpolate between two types, and make fine adjustments to the waveform.
  • Use flanging, chorus, vibrato, doubling, and Doppler effects.
  • A wide range of delay times is available, from 1 millisecond to long delays with a maximum of 4,000 milliseconds.
  • Sync mode lets you specify the delay time in terms of 11 different note values ranging from whole notes to 32nd notes.
  • A total of 80 programs (40 banks x 2 channels) can be saved.
  • LCR function lets you create multi-tap delay effects.
  • MIDI connectors are provided, allowing you to trigger program changes from an external device, or to transmit program data as a bulk dump to and from other units.
  • Seamless bypass and program changes allow you to retain the reverberant sound when switching sounds.
  • Reliable true bypass design.
  • An optional expression pedal can be used to control multiple effect parameters simultaneously.

Here’s a demo of the SDD-3000 Pedal in action:

Here are audio demos of the Korg SDD-3000 Pedal:

The SDD-3000 Pedal is available now, with a street price of around US $400. See the Korg site for more info. 

22 thoughts on “Korg Intros SDD-3000 Delay Pedal

  1. Because not everyone who could really use an SDD-3000 can afford to pay $2000 for one on eBay. This is why most of my keyboards are Korgs. They’re just cool that way.

  2. I wonder whats next… seeing all those knobs and build i wonder if they are cooking a new Analog Poly Synth. LETS HOPE SO!!

  3. I wonder how the tape delay sounds.
    Some tape delays sound reasonable in demos, then when you try to tweak the unit you hit low-res values from the time knob, or it snaps to divisions giving you non-analog style pitch jumps.
    Korg is like “here’s your U2 delay” but I’d like to know more about the other delays, and most importantly the encoders and how they are tracked and interpolated.

    1. Which is to say, there’s an OK sounding tape demo on SoundCloud, but for synth players and experimental types, you want a tape delay that reacts like a tape unit – runaway repeats with soft clipping, nice filtering of the repeats, the ability to play the pitch of the unit smoothly, like you were controlling a motor with voltage.

    1. @ R M A

      I hear you. I was thinking that myself when watching it. I’ve made my living at video for a long time and I cringe at some of the stuff I see on this and other websites.

      The problem is, just because people can make video doesn’t mean people “can” make video. I’ve got hammers and saws but I’m no carpenter!

    1. That’s what the button labelled “SYNC” does, I recon. It’s even one of the bullet points listed above. Face palm yourself….

      1. Maybe you should read the manual before commenting: sync mode is for tapped-in tempos and NOT MIDI clock sync.

        Also, it’s spelled ‘reckon.’ You’re welcome.

  4. “Here’s what they have to say about it:

    The SDD-3000 PEDAL packs all of the SDD-3000?s functionality into a convenient pedal unit……”

    The fact is that the hold function button is not packed! If anybody has another opinion please inform us.
    The hold function is the best thing on Korg Sdd 1000 , sdd 3000 racks. It samples 1 second of sound and trasforms it but then again keeps it original if you turn back the knob.

    I want this pedal but can’t test or try it in Greece. If this function is included somehow i don’t know, can’t find on the manual.

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