Archive for May, 2011

El Capistan Sound on Sound looping tips

Posted by Ethan

El Capistan dTape EchoIf you have an El Capistan on your pedalboard, you’ve probably spent some time having fun with the Sound on Sound mode. This mode is a complete recreation of a sliding head style mechanical tape loop system. It’s not a standard digital looper, so there are some pretty cool possibilities here.

I’ll be going over a few tips and tricks that you can use to make the most of this tape-style looper.

 

How to enter Sound on Sound mode

To enter Sound on Sound mode, select Single tape head Mode C. When you enter Sound on Sound mode, the machine is already recording, just like a real tape echo machine. El Capistan Sound on Sound mode is like having a tape-based looper inside a pedal.

 

How to splice and bulk erase your loop

You can instantly “splice” your own custom tape length in real-time. Press Tap once to set your splice ‘in’ point, and press Tap again to set your splice ‘out’ point. You can do this as you play or after you’ve recorded material to the loop. Pressing Tap a third time completely erases the tape and resets back to the original loop length.


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Mission Engineering expression pedal compatibility

Posted by Terry

The guys over at Mission Engineering were kind enough to send us one of their EP-1 expression pedals to test. Doug put it to test and gave it the thumbs up! It’s solidly built in the USA and compatible with all of our pedals that feature an expression input.

Doug, Terry's dog next to an Expression Pedal and El Capistan




DolphinStreet.com is giving away a Lex Rotary

Posted by Ethan

This contest has ended. Stay tuned for other giveaways.

Lex Rotary effects pedalOur friends over at DolphinStreet.com are offering up a Lex Rotary pedal. Head on over there and enter to win! While you’re at it, be sure to check out the many guitar video lessons that they have available.

Contest ends June 1. Ok, go!

Enter to Win!

 

They’ve also put together this very in-depth video review of Lex. Check it out:




Enter to win the first TimeLine.

Posted by Ethan

Congratulations to Dave Young of La Vista, NE. You are the winner of TimeLine Serial #0001. Stay tuned for other giveaways!

Enter to Win - TimeLine Serial 0001

Here’s your chance to win the very first Strymon TimeLine delay pedal, to be built during our upcoming production run. Complete with a custom laser engraved serial number 0001 design on the bottom panel. Last year we gave away the very last Damage Control TimeLine pedal, the spiritual precursor to the Strymon TimeLine. We felt it was only fitting to offer up the very first Strymon TimeLine!


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