Walrus Audio Mako D1 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay review

A new range from Walrus kicks off with a compact but potent delay

Walrus Audio Mako D1 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

A practical pedalboard delay with recallable presets, tap tempo and all the parameters on the surface, this pedal will slot easily into live gigs. However, it’s the massive scope for tailoring the nature of the repeats, in particular the inspired Attack control, that makes this a really flexible tone machine.


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    Onboard presets.

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    Practical set of delay types.

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    MIDI capability.

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    Attack knob.


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    External control is MIDI only - there’s no provision for extra footswitches or expression pedal.

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In a somewhat radical departure from its usual graphic-bedecked pedals, Walrus Audio has launched its rather more staid-looking Mako series, and the first in the new range is the D1 High Fidelity Stereo Delay, or ‘Echo Machine’ as the label reads on the pedal itself.

The D1 is a multi-function delay with five different programs or delay types, each of which has three instantly accessible adjustable parameters, and features a dedicated tap tempo footswitch that’s linked to three timing divisions for instant delay time setting.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.