My favorite tape emulations

Because of the numerous requests regarding my favorite delays, I tried to figure out my top delays and I want to start this three-part series with my favorite tape emulations.
The order of the delays within the respective group or video is no ranking for I am unable to tell which of them I like best. Thus, the presentation is according to the alphabetical order of their names.
Check out the reasons why I have chosen these delays here.

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My favorite tape emulations

Many times, I have been asked about my favorite delay pedals and I must confess, that this question is soo hard to answer to.
Nevertheless, after a long time of thinking and trying, I figured out groups of my favorite delays regarding the categories analog delays, digital delays and tape emulations. Continue reading “My favorite tape emulations”

7 questions to Christos Ntaifotis (Crazy Tube Circuits)

7 questions toThe Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia was one of the most unexpected delays I learned to know in 2019. This is why I think, we all should learn a bit more about the man behind the great pedals from Greek. Continue reading “7 questions to Christos Ntaifotis (Crazy Tube Circuits)”

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Source Audio Nemesis

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the CCrazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Wampler Faux Tape Echo

This is a comparison of the Wampler Faux Tape Echo with the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

EchotopiaThe Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia is a digital tape echo emulation and for its size not even pedalboard-friendly. But regarding the dimensions of a Roland Space Echo, the space requirement is definitively justified. Continue reading “Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia”

Eventide H9 Harmonizer vs. Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia

This is a stereo comparison of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia with the Eventide H9 Harmonizer.
Please use your headphones!

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase.

Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia vs. Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

This is a comparison of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.

For a better comparability, I maxed the mood pot of the Crazy Tube Circuits Echotopia because the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo provides a very bright sound.

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Tweed Champ, Celestion G12M, Shure SM57, DigiTech Trio, Cubase, AB bypass switch.

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?”

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!

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!

Click here for the full review of the Echotopia.

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”