Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo Pedal
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Strymon's El Capistan dTape Echo is the ideal choice for anyone who desires the warmth and sonic idiosyncrasies that real tape delay can provide but does not want to calibrate or maintain analog tape technology. Strymon's dTape algorithms harness the power of an entire SHARC DSP Chip to bring three different tape machine styles to life. El Capistan has ten parameters that can be adjusted to your liking. Additional features like a sound-on sound looper and spring reverb provide an incredible range of time-based effects.
Classic Tape Machine Emulations
The Strymon El Capistan does not emulate specific tape delay models. Instead, it emulates three traditional tape machine technologies. You can choose from a single fixed head and variable speed motor, multiple heads with a variable-speed driver, or a sliding and fixed-speed motor. You can switch between different machine types, change delay times, select active tape head options, and access to sound on-sound looping. The El Capistan's parameters controls give you the sonic versatility Sweetwater tone tweakers crave. You can dial in old sounds like Space Echo or Echoplex emulations or create new analog delay sounds.
10 Effects Parameters
Strymon's El Capistan has ten parameter controls that are easily accessible. It is among the most customizable delay pedals on the market. It's simple to adjust the echo effects and character using the Tape Age, Mix, Tape Age, and Repeats controls. You can depress both footswitches to access a deeper layer of parameters, including Tape Crinkle and Tape Bias and Low-End Contour. There's also a lush Spring reverb and a +/– 3dB Boost/Cut. You can also hook up a footswitch for instant recall of your settings. And, if you plug in an expression pedal, you can instantly take control of any parameter.
High-Quality Pedals by Strymon
Strymon pedals have quickly become a standard in professional-quality effects. Their goal is to provide exceptional customer service and make "gear that sounds more amazing than any you've ever heard." California-based, this company only uses the best-quality components and powerful processors for their pedals. Each design has more options than you might think for tweaking your tone. Guitars-USA is impressed by Strymon's construction and sound quality, which is why their pedals are found on the pedalboards worldwide of professional musicians.
Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo Emulation Pedal Features:
A powerful tape echo emulation pedal allows you to create a variety of classic delay effects
dTape technology makes use of the entire SHARC DSP Chip for maximum authenticity
You can choose from three types of tape machines: Multi-, Fixed, and Single. Each has three operating modes.
The onboard sound-on/sound tape looper allows you to be more creative
You can customize your effects with ten parameter adjustments using five easily accessible knobs
Get rich and detailed onboard spring reverb to enhance your sound
You can control any parameter using any standard expression pedal
To instantly recall your favorite preset, connect a footswitch
You can choose between true bypass or trails operation
Pedal Type: Tape Echo
Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (switchable to TRS stereo)
Outputs: 2 x 1/4" stereo
Other I/O: 1 x 1/4" (expression)
True Bypass: Yes, Switchable to Buffered
Power Source: 9V DC power supply (included)