The Moog Minifooger MF Delay is small in size (no smaller than most effects pedals) but it’s big on sculpting ability. Weighing in at 18 onces which is a bit over 1lbs. It has a small foot print at D=5.75” (14.4 cm) W=3.25” (8.3 cm) H=2.25” (5.8 cm).
Moog has this to say about the MF Delay, it has “35mS-700mS of analog delay time, over 22dB of drive, infinite feedback trails, and expression pedal control of delay Time or Feedback” The “700ms of Bucket Brigade based analog delay” gives you a lot of flexibility in creating that sought after analog delay trailing tail. This pedal is the tweaker’s pedal and in comparison to it’s bigger brother, the MF-104M Analog Delay, with it’s “40ms – 800ms of analog delay time” the MF Delay seems to provide a damn good bang for the buck.
Now, true enough the MF Delay does not come with all the bells and whistles (wave form selector, tap, short / long switch etc.) that comes standard with the MF-104M Analog Delay. For instance, there are only 4 knobs (Time, Feedback, Drive & Mix), a bypass switch. On the back there is power, in, out and expression pedal. The MF Delay is powered by either a +9VDC adapter or a 9 volt battery.
Obviously and as expected, the MF Delay is made like a tank (if, of course, a tank was made of hard sturdy cast aluminum). It is all black with classic Moog knobs and a nice and shiny name plate.
I’ve certainly got a thing for Moog made products and maybe even a particular taste for delays but the thing that stands out with the MF Delay is the beefy edge that it can give to your signal. In my case that signal was vinyl samples, synth lines and MPC programmed drum tracks. I was pretty pleased with the results on each bit of source material. Especially the drums track from the MPC. The drive knob in particular, “>22dB of classic drive for boost and color,” really adds a heavy bit of analog weight and dirt when used in heavy doses but it adds just the right bit of analog sweetness when used sparingly.
The Minifooger MF Delay costs $219, nearly $400 less than the MF-104M. That my friends is a great deal, in my opinion, for a classic Moog Bucket Brigade based analog delay.