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The El Capistan dTape Echo is quite possibly the most ambitious attempt at creating a faithful emulation of classic tape echo units in a dedicated compact pedal. Featuring 3 separate tape machine selections, each with 3 dedicated modes of operation, 10 knob adjustable parameters, tap tempo, an expression pedal input, and more, the El Capistan offers unparalleled control. Housed within the pedal’s humble enclosure lies an incredibly powerful SHARC DSP, ultra high quality 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters, and an all-analog dry signal path for blending the impeccable tape delay sounds with your pristine original dry audio signal. While not actually a real tape delay in the traditional sense, the El Capistan might just be the next best thing and perhaps and better in some ways. Is this the best tape echo delay pedal around? We think so.
When we decided to develop an effects pedal that delivers the sound and feel of our favorite tape echo machines, we knew we must relentlessly study and faithfully recreate every last nuance. We spent months in the Strymon sound design labs with an intense focus on capturing the warm, saturated, distinctive qualities of tape echo machines. The result is our hand crafted dTape™ technology. Utilizing a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed.
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!Why We Love Strymon
Damage Control was founded in 2004 with the release of their line of tube-driven effects pedals, which earned critical acclaim and became favorites among guitarists across the globe. In 2009 they began developing products under the Strymon name, and the rest is history! Strymon is known for their pursuit of building products with no compromises, that push the limits of technology in music, and redefine what is possible with music gear. Their innovations in single-purpose, multi-effect pedals in Reverb, Delay, and Modulation alone have changed and revolutionized the effects pedal market. At Lucci, not only do our guitarists love Strymon, most of them have one or more of their pedals on their pedal boards. Look for Strymon pedals at Lucci Music, online and in store located in Colorado Springs, CO. If you want a innovative and revolutionary wet effects then you’re looking for Strymon.
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