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STRYMON

Strymon El Capistan Tape Delay

Delay Echo / Pedal
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El Capistan is one of those tape loop echos that aim to simulate the old sounds from the days of magnetic tape.Three tape-delay types are backed up with three modes, five knobs are used to control various parameters, enough to screw to create the optimal sound.In fact, the manufacturer manages to capture the shortcomings of the pioneering days of room simulation that are so sought after these days. The sound radiates warmth. The saturation of old tapes, the synchronisation fluctuations of the motors, even misaligned sound heads are authentically reproduced.Interesting feature - the El Capistan has a so-called Analog Dry Path, which sends the incoming signal past the effects section and delivers it latency-free to the outside world.
Strymon has followed suit and released a whole series of popular pedals as V2 versions. On the hardware side, they have upgraded: Mono stereo is now switchable and a USB-C socket is installed as standard on all V2 pedals. The EXP jack can be used for MIDI processing. Some classic tape echo machines contained small integrated spring reverb tanks that were tuned for limited bandwidth. For El Capistan, the manufacturer has captured this vintage vibe while creating a spring reverb algorithm with a beautiful, smooth character that stands on its own and boosts delayed signals.
All this plus a new ARM DSP chip provides more processing power for every nuance of sound with less power consumption on the pedalboard.
  • Construction: Digital Stereo
  • Processor: ARM DSP chip
  • Controls: Time, Mix, Tape Age, Repeats, Tape Age, Wow&Flutter, Spring
  • Mini-switches: Tape Head, Mode
  • Footswitches: TAP, BYPASS
  • Modes: 3 delays
  • True/ Buffered Bypass
  • Power supply: 9 volt power supply (-) inside
  • Power consumption: min. 300mA
  • Dimensions: 114 x 102 x 44 mm
  • incl. power supply
  • Made in USA
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