Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo
- Hand crafted dTape algorithms deliver meticulously nuanced recreations of tape echo systems.
- Three tape machines in one: Fixed (one fixed playback head), Multi (multiple playback heads), and Single (sliding record head)
- Each tape machine has three modes for extremely flexible echo options
- Five tape adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Time, Mix, Tape Age, Repeats, Wow & Flutter
- Five “hidden” knobs for extensive tone tweaking: Tape Crinkle, Tape Bias, Low End Contour, Spring Reverb, +/- 3dB Boost/Cut
- Sound on Sound mode with instant tape splice and bulk erase. A built-in tape-style looper!
- Press and hold Tap for instant Infinite Repeats
- Stereo output
- High impedance mono input (internal jumper enables selectable TRS stereo input) Please read this FAQ for more info on the TRS input.
- Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob parameter
- Connect an optional Favorite switch to save a favorite preset
- Tap Tempo and Bypass footswitches
- Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
- 115dB typical signal to noise
- Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
- Premium analog front end and output section
- Super high performance SHARC DSP in a compact form factor
- True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
- Selectable Trails Mode with high quality, transparent Analog Buffered Bypass
- Strong and lightweight gunmetal gray anodized aluminum chassis
- Crafted with love in the USA
Modded by DS Engineering: This mod includes our external tap tempo mod, but also changes the former tap tempo switch to an on-board favorite switch. A third LED is also added to the pedal to indicate the favorite status (the middle LED by default). All three LED's will be changed to white unless another color or combination of colors is requested. A standard normally open tap tempo switch will work; "Strymon compatible" tap tempo pedals are NOT required for use with this mod. Parts were chosen to match the existing hardware so that the modification appears to be a stock feature at a glance.