Strymon Deco Tape Saturation & Doubletracker Pedal

Strymon Deco Tape Saturation & Doubletracker Pedal

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The Strymon Deco faithfully reproduces tape saturation and allows creation of tape based effects.


  • Strymon Deco Tape Saturation and Doubletracker Pedal

    The Strymon Deco faithfully reproduces tape saturation and allows creation of tape based effects.

    Main Features

    • Detailed recreation of the mechanics and technology of two vintage studio reel-to-reel tape decks and their interactions
    • Nuanced sonic delivery of the classic saturation effects of the tape record/playback process
    • Simple and intuitive Lag Time knob allows for slapback delays, tape echoes, tape flanging, tape chorusing
    • Five 'hidden' knobs for deep tone tweaking: High Trim, Low Trim, Auto-Flange Time, Wide Stereo Mode, +/- 3dB Boost/Cut
    • Press and hold studio-inspired Auto-Flange effect
    • Super low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
    • High quality, tranparent Analog Buffered Bypass mode
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    Our journey begins with the early recording studios of the '50s and '60s. The introduction of reel-to-reel tape machines and the creative engineers that used them brought on some of the fattest sounds imaginable. These early machines really were the first effect pedals—they just wouldn't have fit on your pedalboard!

    From the inherent warmth and luscious tape saturation—to the forgotten art of how these machines were manipulated—they are capable of creating a huge range of beautiful, distinctive, and enveloping sounds.

    Mid-Century Maverick
    Deco brings this original inspiration back, giving you these vintage tape effects from the earliest recording studios, right on your pedalboard.

    Deco's Tape Saturation smooths out your sound with familiar and delicious tape compression and saturation, while fattening it with subtle tape-driven transparent overdrive. The Doubletracker provides the power to shift your sound in many ways, easily allowing you to achieve syrupy slapback tape echoes, psychedelic tape flanging, and gorgeous tape chorusing sounds.

    Tape Saturation
    Give your sound the smooth and warm qualities of analogue tape, along with the enhanced touch sensitivity and playing dynamics that are intrinsic to the inner workings of tape machines. Achieve incredible transparency at low levels, with reduced high frequency spikes and a harmonically rich low end. Turn up the Saturation to increase the amount of tape drive, dynamic compression and distortion.

    Tape Saturation knob - Transparent Overdrive
    Deco is perfectly suited for a last-in-chain, 'always on' sweetening effect. Everything sounds better on tape. Want to push the limits of tape beyond what was originally possible? Use Deco as a tape-style transparent overdrive—crank the Saturation all the way up to 'peg the meters' and gently overload the machine's input.

    Doubletracker
    Go back to the early days of recording studios, where a few creative audio engineers discovered a new world of augmented sound by pushing the limits of studio tape machines. By inventing automatic doubletracking, they introduced echo, flanging, and chorus to the world of recorded music.

    Lag Time knob - Tape Flange, Tape Chorus, Slapback, Tape Echo
    Intensify and widen your sound with Deco's Doubletracker controls. Turn the Lag Time to obtain classic slapback tape echo, spacious doubletrack chorusing, and mind-bending tape flanging. Add random modulation with the Wobble control and go from very subtle movement to more extreme undulations—just like having a recording engineer vary the speed of the machine.

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  • Additional Information

    On demo in store No
    Brand Strymon
    Condition New

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