Catalinbread Echorec Tape Delay Effect Pedal
Tape Echo is lauded for it's tone, with saturated & modulated qualities to its warm & ambient character. The most mythical & sought after of these tonal wonder machines is the Binson Echrorec, The Catalinbread Echorec captures the mesmerising sound of the Binson in a rugged enclosure without any of troublesome tape or mechanical moving parts!
- Faithful sonic recreation of the legendary Binson Echorec multi-head drum echo
- Switchable True Bypass
- Hand Built in Portland Oregon USA
- Rugged and Durable lightweight enclosure
- 9-18 volt DC power supply operational (Not Included)
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The Binson Echorec was so cool that Catalinbread had no choice but to bring it back. And they wanted to bring it back right. They wanted to take all the goodness of that huge Binson Echorec and squeeze it down into a standard sized stompbox without losing anything. In fact, in addition to not losing any of the qualities that made it such a compelling musical device, they wanted to EXTEND its capabilities because the original Binson hinted at possibilities that it couldn't realise. We're talking about variable delay time! What if we had the same four playback head concept but could stretch the delay time out beyond the 300mS of the original Binson? Then the rhythmic patterns suggested by the various combinations of those four playback heads could really come to life!
The original Echorec had a 12 position switch which controlled the various playback head configurations. Since the original was mechanical with the disc only able to go one speed, not all combinations were available for use. The Catalinbread Echorec changes all that. With the ability to vary the delay time on the single playback head, they were able to include all combinations, which include rhythmic patterns not available before.
The Swell knob controls the number of repeats regenerated - from a single repeat of each playback head to infinite repeats.
The Tone control tilts the EQ of the repeats from dark and fat to bright and thin. Dark settings makes the repeats sit in the background. Bright settings emphasises the attack, great for playing off the syncopated rhythms of the multi-head arrangement.
The original Echorec had a maximum delay time of 300ms. The delay time on the Catalinbread Echorec goes from about 40ms -1000ms. And the cool thing is you can twist the Delay Time knob in real-time to get speeding-up / slowing-down, spaceship warp landing sounds!
Mix knob goes from full dry to full wet giving a lot of flexibility to use the Echorec in a variety of situations, even wet/dry rigs by setting the Mix full wet.
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|Customer Comment||Our Response|
|A really well thought out pedal. I used to have an original Echorec and this is so much better.|
|Does all I hoped it would. Good emulation of the original (which I used to own) and more.|
|Considerable range of programs giving a wide range of echo effects, much prefer it to the BOSS DD3 I was using (the echos on DD3 are a bit brittle by comparison with the warmer Echorec). However, it is a lot more expensive than the BOSS unit, but I think worth it.|
|I had great expectations about this pedal and I must say that the Echorec is truly amazing. I use it with my synths and I it is a very musical pedal, capable of a wide range of musical effects, it can sound very clean and tidy or it can sound lush and spacial if you wish|
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