Since 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”
The 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”
This is a comparison of the Maxon AD-900 with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo. The comparison of an analog delay with a tape echo might be a bit extraordinary – but these two classics can definitvely compete with each other.
Commonly, you arrange the pedals in a way that the guitar signal first passes the overdrive pedal and is then send to modulation effects like delays or reverb pedals. But in my honest opinion, it is worth it to change this accustomed layout. Continue reading “An overdrive pedal after a delay”
For a long time, the sound of a good tape delay is considered as the ideal delay for guitarists. On the one hand the sound of a tape delay mostly is more warm and full than the sound of a digital delay on the other hand the tape delay sounds not as dull or wooly like an analog delay sometimes does. Continue reading “The first tape delay emulations”
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