Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

This is a stereo demo of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.
Find out more about the nearly endless setting options of this vintage style tape echo emulation.
Please use your headphones!

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Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?

Ask the DudeRecently, I found the following request in my mailbox:

I think, I actually would need a Binson Echorec, but they are in fact beyond price. I love the flutter echo mash, that the Echorec is able to create.
In the meantime, I think, that an analog delay is able to produce every sound, I long for. Digital delays with analog emulation do not sound that nice to me. But at the same time, I don’t want to get into dept.
Could you tell me, if the Ibanez Echo Shifter might be a suitable pedal for me? Especially in contrast to the Ibanez analog delay, AD9, mini or even the EHX Memory Toy?
I have already tried to many sappy pedals. Right now, I do (still!) use the Hardwire DL8. But in my opinion, it is too cold and inorganic.”  Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Is there a pedal sounding like the Binson Echorec?”

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR

Disaster Transport SRWith the Disaster Transport SR Advanced Modulated Delay & Reverb Machine the guy of Earthquaker Devices went a great step further. They combined the Disaster Transport Jr with the Ghost Disaster, a digital delay that has been in stock for a short time around 2010. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR”

Maxon AD-900 vs. Walrus Audio ARP-87 – Delay Comparison

This is a comparison of the Walrus Audio ARP-87 with the Maxon AD-900.
For the Maxon AD-900 is an analog delay pedal, I only use the analog mode of the Walrus Audio ARP-87. Find out more about the sound of different delay times and how both pedals may sound in the mix.

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteSince the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport / Disaster Transport Jr.

disaster transport Stricktly speaking the Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport covers a whole series of digital delays that are all dedicated to lo-fi sounds. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport / Disaster Transport Jr.”

Strymon Volante vs. Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

This is a stereo comparison of the Strymon Volante with the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.
Find out more about marvellous sound options of these two vintage style tape echo emulation pedals.

Please use your headphones!

Review: Strymon Volante part 1

Strymon VolanteThe Italian as well as the Spanish word “Volante“ means wheel or travelling/flying.
I think, it refers to the magnetic disc of a Binson Echorec, for the Strymon Volante emulates its sounds (as well as further tape echo sounds) in a very special way. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”

Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run

Avalanche RunThe Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run is a moderate pedalboard-friendly digital delay, that, in fact is rather a mixture of a delay and a reverb effect. Continue reading “Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run”

7 Questions to Ilja Krumins (Gamechanger Audio) – The Interview

This time the “7 questions to …”- interview comes around on video.

Here are 7 questions to Ilja Krumins from Gamechanger Audio.

Many thanks to Ilja for the interview.

And for those, who are looking for one of these georgeous guitars you can see in this video, just click here.

Review: Walrus Audio ARP-87

ARP-87ARP-87 – a pair of interacting galaxies, affecting each other by gravitative interaction and the exchange of gas and dust.
Let`s have a look, if the Walrus Audio ARP-87 boasts likewise characteristics like its eponym. Continue reading “Review: Walrus Audio ARP-87”

Dunlop Echoplex EP 103

Dunlop EchoplexThe Dunlop Echoplex EP 103 is a pedalboard-friendly digital delay. By connecting the external tap footswitch, the 750 ms of maximum delay time can be extended up to 4 seconds. Continue reading “Dunlop Echoplex EP 103”

The Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth pre-order has started

motor synthOnce again, the guys from Gamechanger Audio are keeping what their name promises: The Motor Synth is another game changing invention from Latvia.
Recently, I met Gamechanger Audio at the SUPERBOOTH in Berlin and Ilja told me the latest news about the Motor Synth. Continue reading “The Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth pre-order has started”

Review: Crazy Tube Circuits – Echotopia

EchotopiaToday I’m going to test a very nice pedal: The Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.
The play of words with echo (resonance) and utopia (wishful thinking/illusion) describes the pedal quite well. The guys from Crazy Tube Circuits categorize the sound of the Echotopia as a retro tape echo for soundscapes. Continue reading “Review: Crazy Tube Circuits – Echotopia”

DOD Rubberneck

DOD RubberneckThe DOD Rubberneck is a moderate pedalboard-friendly but really nice sounding analog delay. The trails mode allows to make the repeats of the 1500 ms maximum delay time fade out marvelously. Continue reading “DOD Rubberneck”