Electro-Harmonix Canyon Digital Delay and Looper Pedal


92 out of 100. Incorporating 850+ ratings and reviews.

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Electro-Harmonix Canyon Digital Delay and Looper Pedal

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 850+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Canyon Digital delay is a Swiss Army Knife of 11 delay sounds ranging from Echo, Tape, IC delays, to more experimental sounds like octave delays, sample and hold, and looper functions.

Each setting has "hidden parameters" for additional tweaking such as wow and flutter for tape, modulation for their Memory Man delay model, or the range of pitch shift


  • Controls: Level, Delay Time, Feedback, Delay Type (rotary switch), Note division switch
  • Delay Time: up to 3 Seconds. 62 seconds loop time
  • Switching: True Bypass/Buffered Bypass (switchable)
  • Additional Inputs/Outputs: Tap Tempo In
  • Power: 9-Volt DC Adapter


With the reviews we've seen, everyone has a different use for the Canyon. Users come from a variety of musical backgrounds, all finding a sound they like on the unit. Positive reviews are for the unit's versatility, tone and size. Great value for the price.


The built in tap-tempo was a hit or miss with a few reviewers. Fortunately, EHX was wise enough to put an external tap tempo jack to plug your favorite tap tempo pedal. Some users were also looking for stereo outputs and were disappointed that Canyon doesn't have them.


Being an owner of one myself, the Canyon has become an irreplaceable part of my gigging rig as it has with dozens of musicians. It's a versatile, feature packed digital delay in a small package; for the price, what more can you ask for? If you need even more features, EHX recently released a "Deluxe" version called the Grand Canyon.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Highest Rated Delay Pedals.