NUX Tape Core Deluxe vs. Strymon El Capistan

This is a comparison of the NUX Tape Core Deluxe with the Strymon El Capistan.
While the Strymon El Capistan is THE reference regarding tape sounds, the NUX Tape Core Deluxe becomes extremely versatile by using the editor.
Check out, if you can find sonic differences between these two delay pedals.

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Budget Delays Part III

Ask the DudeThere is an enormous number of nice delay pedals and there is one within everyone’s price range.
Regarding the budget area, you will also find a lot of good delay pedals, analog ones as well as tape emulations and digital delays.

In this three-part series, I would like to present some delays of all three sections that are available for ridiculous prices. Continue reading “Budget Delays Part III”

Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode

Ask the DudeLately someone confronted me with the following question:

Recently, I bought a Strymon El Capistan and I really love it.
But there is one thing, that bothers me:How can I make the repeats of the Strymon El Capistan fade away after switching it off ? Continue reading “Strymon El Capistan Trails Mode”

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo vs. Strymon El Capistan + Kingsley Page V2

This is a comparison of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo with a tape echo emulation (Strymon El Capistan) in combination with a tube preamp (Kingsley Page V2).

gear: Fender Telecaster, Fender Champ, Celestion G12M Greenback, Shure SM57, Cubase.

Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Ask the DudeThe Strymon El Capistan is one of the best digital tape echo emulations.
Nevertheless, some miss the warm character of an analog device and consider that the sound of the Strymon El Capistan is somehow sterile. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: How to create the sound of the legendary Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”

Source Audio Nemesis vs. Strymon El Capistan – Delay Comparsion

This is a comparison of the Source Audio Nemesis with the Strymon El Capistan.

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

Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance

A real tape echo provides an extraordinary sound and is a worthwhile investment for your guitar sound. Unfortunately the maintenance of a tape echo is not as simple as the care of a digital or analog delay pedal. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Tape echo maintenance”