El Capistan creates more control and power!El Capistan provides three different tape machine types in one, each with three unique modes. With ten parameters to tweak, you get extensive control over tape quality, machine health and tone shaping.
Go from the sound of a pristine, studio-quality tape machine to the heavily fluctuating sound of a machine in need of service. Get the full bodied sound of fresh tape all the way to the gnarled qualities of worn out tape.
Because it’s DSP driven, you get a range of tape experiences unattainable with a traditional tape machine. All of this without the headaches of tape machine maintenance and repair!
Time controls the delay time according to the Tape Head type. With Fixed and Multi tape head types, the Time knob varies the tap speed. With Single tape head type, the time knob varies the position of a sliding record head. The full range of the Time knob varies depending on the Mode selected.
Mix controls the balance of your analog dry signal and your wet signal, form 100% dry at minimum to 100% wet at maximum. Mix occurs entirely in analog.
50/50 mix occurs when the Mix knob is set to 3:00.
Tape Age gives full control over the frequency characteristics resulting from tape bandwidth and head-tape alignment. Older tapes have a lower bandwidth and a warmer top end. Misalignment of the heads can greatly reduce the high end. Go from clean, crisp, and brand new to old, worn out, and misaligned.
Repeats sets the number of echoes you hear. Set to zero to hear one repeat. Set to 100
5 and hear sustained infinite repeats and the accompanying regenerating saturated oscillation.
Wow and Flutter controls the amount of pitch fluctuations cause by mechanical imperfections of the tape machine.
Lower settings = finely tuned tape echo machine
Higher settings = periodic, pseudo-random motor/mechanical imperfections
Wow and Flutter also tracks to tape speed.
Pedal Type: Tape Echo Reverb/Delay: Delay Analog/Digital: Digital Inputs: 1 x 1/4" switchable to TRS stereo, Expression pedal Outputs: 2 x 1/4" stereo Bypass Switching:True Bypass Power Source:9V DC 250mA Power Supply Included:Yes Manufacturer Part Number:ELCHand crafted dTape algorithms deliver meticulously nuanced recreations of tape echo systems.Three tape machines in one: Fixed (one fixed playback head), Multi (multiple playback heads), and Single(sliding record head)Each tape machine has three modes for extremely flexible echo optionsFive tape adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Time, Mix, Tape Age, Repeats, Wow FlutterFive “hidden” knobs for extensive tone tweaking: Tape Crinkle, Tape Bias, Low End Contour, Spring Reverb, +/- 3dB Boost/CutSound on Sound mode with instant tape splice and bulk erase. A built-in tape-style looper!Press and hold Tap for instant Infinite Repeats