StrymonEl Capistan V2 dTape Echo Pedal


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Strymon El Capistan V2

Bring the sound of luscious tape delay to your rig with the updated El Capistan pedal from Strymon, which features improved hardware and interface adjustments. The first thing you might notice is an added Spring knob to access the built-in reverb directly; this was always a feature, but "hidden" on the second layer controls. Combined with the same gorgeous tape delay options for tape head and their modes, you can dial in a warm mood with ease. In the Fixed style you get a classic tape delay and the mode controls the length of the delay time by switching between 1 of 3 tape heads. Multi has the same three playback heads as the fixed version, but simultaneously uses two of the three playback heads to create rhythmic delays and the mode control changes which heads are active. Finally, the single tape head machine runs the tape at a fixed speed with Time adjusting the record head position; the modes offer us high speed, normal speed, and SOS looping of up to 20s in length. Full MIDI implementation gives you control over each knob and parameter using the USB-C port or TRS jack. A premium JFET input circuit gives you added responsiveness to your playing, and a selectable mono or stereo input is easily adjusted with a rear panel switch. Whether it's for your studio or pedalboard, the El Capistan from Strymon is a beautiful tape delay that offers an amazing set of sounds.

El Capistan V2 Features

  • Updated El Capistan pedal
  • Tape Delay with built-in spring reverb
  • Three modes: Fixed Head, Multi Head, Single Head
  • SOS looper mode for up to 20s of looping
  • MIDI over USB
  • Upgraded ARM DSP processor
  • True stereo
  • Analog JFET input circuit
  • Mono/Stereo input switch
  • True or buffered bypass
  • 300 MIDI preset locations
  • 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
  • Selectable instrument or line level
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 4 x 1.75 in / 11.4 x 10.2 x 4.4 cm
  • Power Specs: 9VDC center-negative 300mA PSU included
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Strymon El Capistan V.2 – dTape Echo – Intro
Classic Sound, New Features.

Our second generation El Capistan keeps the same rich magnetic tape echo tones from our original and adds significant new features, incorporating technological advancements, hardware improvements and design enhancements to give you additional flexibility, power, and ease of use on stage and in the studio.

Vintage Vibe Machine.

Plug in, play a note or chord, and you feel it: All the warm, saturated, distinctive qualities and subtle nuances of vintage tape echo combine to instantly create an unmistakable atmosphere.

Everything from classic slapback echoes to psychedelic space explorations have stunning richness and depth, responding to each note and knob turn in a musically inspiring way.

Turn up the repeats for organic delay feedback with just the right amount of grit. Dial in some spring reverb to further enhance the sense of space. Effortlessly create multi-layered ambient soundscapes with the tape-style sound on sound looper.

Transform your pedalboard into the inspiration machine it was meant to be.
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