The Multivox MX-201 Multi Echo is a uniquely designed analog delay box that I've used in a recording studio setting. The studio that I work at has one of these, but it isn't set up all the time and only sees use when someone decides to whip it. The box has got two channels, and two 1/4" inputs on the front panel for each of them. It also has different 1/4" outputs as well. I don't know if it has other connections in the back since we just decided to plug the instrument directly into the box and use it that way. The MX-201 Multi Echo isn't rack mountable as it sits in it's own casing that looks like a guitar amp head.
There is a good amount going with the Multivox MX-201 Multi Echo in terms of a parameters, which to me is a great thing since there is so much that you can do with it. I love gear that gives you room to play around and allows you to have flexibility in what's available, which is exactly what you get with the Multi Echo. Don't be intimidated by all of the controls here, as it really isn't too complicated once you break it all down. It would be a bit long winded to mention all of the parameters involved here, but just take a quick look at the front panel in the picture above to get a quick idea of what we're working with here. A manual might be helpful, but we don't have one at the studio and I've never had a need to look for one.
I'm a really big fan of the way the Multivox MX-201 Multi Echo sounds in general. There are just so many possibilities that it's often easy to find a matching sound for what you're going for. I've used the MX-201 Multi Echo primarily on vocals and electric guitar, and I think it's versatile enough that you could make it work with most things that you'd want to use some delay on. It's up there in terms of sound with a Roland Space Echo, but I'd say that I probably like the Space Echo better in the end. However, the MX-201 is still a really awesome tape delay and has more control that than others out there as well...
The Multivox MX-201 Multi Echo is an awesome delay box to have in any situation. It's definitely best suited for use in the studio, and this is the only setting in which I've used the MX-201. There seems to be a few other Multivox Multi Echo boxes out there, but the MX-201 model is the only one I've used to date. I'm not so sure what kind of price this box commands, but it's pretty rare so I don't think it will be cheap. If you're lucky enough to try this one out, I definitely think you'll have some fun with it...
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Feelbe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
What are the effects, types of effects available?
Tape delay, spring reverb and tape (I think = Swell Reverb)
What is the connection?
so it's a very big machine that makes 3 effects, either echo or reverb or both. But be careful it's heavy!
ah yes, you can put the "sound on sound" that is, the magnetism is no longer cleared ducoup the sound comes back when the band returns, it's funny but hard to use properly unless you want to do psychedelic ...
The general configuration is simple?
quite simple, we choose one we want to have instrument is adjusted with the meter (3 max separately), then it is right that everything happens, the gap between the echoes is chosen with the volume pot of speed of the band but also with the heads that we choose to activate it, everything is very logical but still demand some time to control the aircraft.
The reverb on it is very easy to use and really beautiful
if anyone has the manual I am very interested to have a copy!
The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
could not be more realistic and more pure than a tape echo, the advantage of this machine is very little "wandered" ie it remains very constant, which does not distort the sound by making it more acute and more serious at the slightest dirt in the engine or on the web.
Which instruments do you use?
used with a Gibson ES335, Greco sg, Squier SQ series Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Studio, but also with a microphone, the results were more beautiful than each other. I think this old machine truly embellishes the sound of any instrument.
Amplified with a 4x10 Fender Deville or a Trace Elliot acoustic: Awesome!
another interresting point that we do not see in the picture is that i have a reserve of band, meaning that you can put the circular band (homemade) from 10 meters if desired , the longer the better the quality of his band shook preserved longer.
I use it for about 6 months, I have been lent, I did not know the brand or model but I am very satisfied and I e advise all those who wish to find its true owners of even the sixties instruments feel more (eg digital)
I think we can find it around the 250 € is really the bomb!
the device dates back 60 '/ 70', mine has never had a problem since even though his owner let him sleep for many years