I got a Mako D1 V1 on-sale as a "first intro" to Walrus. This pedal is really amazing. I have not found a sound that I don't like on this pedal. I think my favorite mode is "vintage", but every delay setting has a great application from "always on" mild delay (vintage), to dotted-eighth syncopated repeats (dig and mod). I really like the multi-function "tweak" option, and I especially like that the options are clearly labeled on the front of the pedal (e.g. I do not need the manual out on the table to get an idea of what I am tweaking).
Changing presets is really simple, as is adding new ones! My only two complaints (which may be changed in V2, so feel free to ignore this comment, if so) are 1) the lack of EXP input for an external tap switch (it would be cool to be able to assign foot switches for tap tempo and present changes, for those of us that do not use MIDI because we are curmudgeons who will eventually come around :-) ), 2) there is no "no preset" mode. Meaning, if I adjust the pedal to some WYSIWYG, and then turn my board off and come back later, my settings revert to the preset I was on. I also have the ARP-87, which satisfies that need, and the Mako D1 is clearly aimed at the ability to store settings, so this is truly just a minor thing that is clearly solved in another box.
Walrus has certainly earned a repeat customer! And your website is fantastic to use!
Hey Alex, Thanks for picking up a D1. It sounds like you are enjoying the different options and presets. Keep jamming! - Walrus Audio