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    Default Re: Don't Have A Tape Delay?

    Donít want a tape delay. Had a Space Echo and the Univox version.

    Iíll stick with modern digital delays.


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    The Rockman Stereo Echo is my go-to for BBD stereo echo. Its slightly compressed through dry, combined with time offset dual echoes are pure heaven! The T Rex Replicator Jr. tape echo is an incredible sounding device as well. It's not a quirky as its big brother Replicator, but then that's part of its charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRavenMoon View Post
    Donít want a tape delay. Had a Space Echo and the Univox version.

    Iíll stick with modern digital delays.


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    I once shared a show with another artist "Tapetronics" (His real name is Alexis Malbert) and this guy has designed a device to make music by kind of scratching old cassette tapes just like a Otomo Yoshihide or DJ Rupture would scratch vinyl. His whole shows were exclusively based on that.

    http://www.alexismalbert.com/tapetronic-all/
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    Love the sound of tape delays!
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    Very interesting idea, have no experience with a tape-based delay, what are the pros and cons? Tape wearing out would be an obvious con, capstans, motors, etc., so what makes them unique, other than it's analog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam1963 View Post
    Very interesting idea, have no experience with a tape-based delay, what are the pros and cons? Tape wearing out would be an obvious con, capstans, motors, etc., so what makes them unique, other than it's analog?

    The beauty, or weakness, of tape echo is that the repeats change & deteriorate from the slight wobbles from the motor and the tape continually passing over the heads. For some genres it's wonderful, and in others it's undesirable. It was used on some rock recordings in the 1960's & 1970's, but then small foot pedals came along that could simulate echos electronically, but with cleaner repeats.

    Obviously the tape echo sound is still very popular with a lot of musicians, as there have been many pedals introduced that have this sound as one of the delay options, or the entire pedal is a tape echo simulator, with adjustable wow & flutter.
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