Description

Easier to maintain than a Binson! Catalinbread Echorech Multi Tap Delay, $199!

Overview: The Catalinbread Echorec is a delay pedal inspired by the iconic Binson Echorec, a magnetic disk echo unit used by legendary musicians like Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. The Echorec pedal aims to capture the unique multi-head echo sound and the ethereal, ambient delays that made the original unit famous. Catalinbread has designed this pedal to provide a modern, compact, and reliable version of the classic echo effect.

Key Features:

  • Delay and Echo:
    • Multi-Head Echo: Simulates the multi-head functionality of the original Binson Echorec, offering 12 different echo combinations
    • Delay Time: Up to 1000ms of delay time, adjustable via the delay knob
    • Feedback Control: Adjusts the number of repeats from a single echo to infinite repeats
  • Controls:
    • Mix: Adjusts the balance between the dry signal and the wet echo signal
    • Tone: Shapes the tone of the repeats, allowing for darker or brighter echoes
    • Program Select: 12-position rotary switch to select different multi-head combinations
    • Delay Time: Sets the delay time
    • Swell: Controls the feedback amount, determining the number of repeats
  • Design and Construction:
    • Enclosure: Durable metal housing with vintage-style graphics
    • Footswitch: True bypass switching to maintain signal integrity when the pedal is not in use
    • LED Indicator: Bright LED to show when the pedal is active
  • Connectivity:
    • Input: 1/4″ mono input
    • Output: 1/4″ mono output
    • Power Supply: 9V DC power supply (center-negative, not included)

Sound Characteristics:

  • Vintage Echo: Emulates the warm, lush sound of the original Binson Echorec, providing rich, ambient delays
  • Multi-Head Delay: Creates complex, rhythmic delay patterns by combining multiple echo heads
  • Dynamic Response: Highly responsive to playing dynamics, making it suitable for various styles and techniques

Applications:

  • Genres: Ideal for rock, psychedelic, ambient, shoegaze, and any genre that benefits from lush, ambient delay effects
  • Usage: Perfect for live performances and studio recordings, adding depth and texture to your sound

Notable Users:

  • Rock: David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, known for his extensive use of the original Binson Echorec, which inspired this pedal.
  • Indie: Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, renowned for his use of complex delay and reverb effects to create immersive soundscapes.
  • Ambient: Brian Eno, a pioneer in ambient music, has utilized similar echo effects to create atmospheric textures.

The Catalinbread Echorec pedal is a high-quality, modern take on the legendary Binson Echorec, offering a wide range of lush, ambient delay sounds. With its multi-head functionality, extensive controls, and true bypass switching, the Echorec pedal is an excellent choice for musicians looking to add vintage-inspired echo effects to their sound. Whether used in live performances or studio recordings, this pedal delivers the rich, dynamic delays that have made the original unit a classic in the world of music.

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