Walrus Audio Mako Series: D1 Release

The first in the Mako series, the D1 is a powerful multi-function delay with five, studio grade, high-fidelity, custom tuned programs.

Walrus Audio introduces the first in their line of Mako Series pedals – the D1. The D1 is a high-fidelity, multi-function delay with five studio-grade custom-tuned programs, stereo in and out, MIDI control, and on-board presets. Talk about a workhorse delay!


The custom-tuned programs in D1 are Digital, Mod, Vintage, Dual and Reverse. Each of these programs can be tweaked with modulation, tone, age, and subdivisions. Add another dynamic to each program with the Attack knob.

With the Tweak knob, each program can be fully customized to your taste and playing style. Flip the toggle switch to ‘Mod’ to add a dash of modulation to your delay trails, ‘Tone’ to brighten or darken your delay trails, or ‘Age’ to add some vintage-inspired grit. Subdivisions can be easily changed between quarter, eighth and dotted eighth. 

Digital. The Digital program delivers a crystal-clear delay that is perfect for rhythmic guitar parts where ultra-defined echoes are wanted.

Mod. The Mod program has unique modulation LFOs applied to the repeats that are random and run at multiple rates to create unpredictable pitch modulation.

Vintage. The Vintage program dishes out analog delay-inspired tones with complex filtering applied to the repeats. Use the Tone knob at low settings for darker filtering and at higher settings to roll off low-end.

Dual. The Dual program uses two delays in parallel, each with different time divisions. When connected in mono, the two delays are added together. When connected in stereo, one set of repeats is sent to the left output and one set is sent to the right. The Division switch has unique functionality in Dual mode.

Reverse. The Reverse program reads the delay memory backwards, delivering a unique delay repeat character known as reverse delay.

Other Notable Features

Presets. The D1 can save up to 9 on-board presets and up to 128 are accessible via MIDI. Use the bank switch to recall these presets and cycle between them in each bank by hitting bypass and tap at the same time.

Bypass and Tempo Modes. The D1 has three different bypass modes: True bypass, DSP+True Bypass (trails), and DSP Bypass. It offers both global, and preset tempo modes. Global mode keeps the same tempo when changing presets. Preset Tempo mode will use the delay time that was stored when the preset was saved.

Momentary Functions. Press and hold the bypass switch to ramp up the repeats of the delay. Release it to set the feedback back to the knob location.

The Mako Series D1 will be available for pre-order through participating Walrus Audio dealers beginning January 15th, 2020.

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