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Echorec, Delay/Echo/Phrase Sampler for Guitar from Catalinbread.


3 user reviews
Prices starting at $240 average price: $264

Catalinbread Echorec tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Catalinbread
  • Model:Echorec
  • Category:Delays/Echos/Phrase Samplers for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 11/22/2012

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Catalinbread Echorec user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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drapeau_rouge05/12/2014

drapeau_rouge's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Extra!"

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Here is a reissue pedal format mythical "Binson Echorec" made in the 60s and 70s. Sure, it is not in the most complete but almost replica. In any case the echo is closest to the original Echorec.
The Echorec of Catalinbread has 5 knobs that control the tone repetitions, the number of repetitions, the delay time of the repeated effect, a "Mix" which allows to mix the processed signal and unprocessed knob and finally a manager programs of the small box. These programs, 12 in number, are used to select which of four read heads will work.
There are other pots inside but I confess that I have not really looked.

UTILIZATION

The use is relatively simple, you turn the knobs and it works. Note that the pedal is not "true-bypass" the factory because the switch is switched to the mode "trails" which does not cut the repetitions when the effect is off.
I regret the lack of effectiveness of small "Mix" button is fairly rough and it is difficult to precisely mix the processed sound of the unprocessed sound ... I also regret the absence of "notches" on the knob selection programs that would allow you to select precisely the desired program ... Too bad.

SOUND QUALITY

It is squarely in the vintage with this pedal. Whether you want slicks or echo sounds more percussive, the pedal can satisfy you. No background noise, as delicious repetitions Vintage!
I owned and not have a lot of delay pedals: Maxon AD999, TC Electronic Nova Delay, Line 6 Echo Park, Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master and famous Echorec. I tried the Belle Epoch but also alongside the Echorec, I took it. A great success!

OVERALL OPINION

The echo / delay effect produced by the Echorec is very distinctive and will not suit everyone. For vintage sounds, no problem. For the rest, go your way.
The price is really high, but it is the only replica of the original Echorec that exists to this day.
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pask3012/28/2013

pask30's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fabulous but not exclusive"

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Delay pedal vintage typed simulating the famous Binson Echorec 70s. I think it is digital, the connection is made the 9v power jack, an input jack and an output jack. I give a score of 8 for the following reasons, the position of the power outlet is not great, no stereo and no rubber feet to prevent slipping, and most importantly, no tape-tempo.

UTILIZATION

Yes the setup is simple, there are all the classic buttons delay pedals, delay time, number of repetitions, mixing between the volume of the note played and those are repeated. We will find more, a tone knob that allows you to play the tone repetitions and a selection button "heads" which will be activated as the original ECHOREC. I did not have a manual. I put nine no manual button and the mix lacks efficacy

SOUND QUALITY

Effective, appropriate, realistic? Clearly you travel back in time with this pedal was quick to take to Gilmour. The pedal is very inspiring, spacey atmosphere, psyche and air are set once engaged. I use it with a guitar. I put 10 because I finally found a delay pedal that fills me is warm, organic. For me, it is far, a better el Capistan (but the orientation is not exactly the same)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few days, so I tried a few other models (I also bought without being able to test since he took control at the store). I tested the Time line, I did not like the factory side gas and I did not have the value of 90% of the functions, the el Capistan which was a big disappointment, I found that c 'was cold despite these modulation effects sensible to the side "tape" and vintage, I especially found the sound of the guitar was denatured for testing other model stymon each time it sounds Strymon and it is not my delirium. The wayhudge nice but unnecessary for me and especially any options fully with other models of delay, I do not see what she brings to the market and finally alter ego who is very very good, good vintage delay pedal , also if ECHOREC did not exist it's probably that one that I have taken but it does not have that mojo pinkfloydien What the ECHOREC. What I like most is the atmosphere that can be created, found part of the sound of floyd, according to the settings apache is near. I find good QPR, it's still expensive as indeed all the more so do not expect to part with a more conventional delay with ECHOREC I have to keep my my DD7 give depth when I play rhythmic or metal solos in the same register.
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Negens05/03/2013

Negens's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE SLAUGHTER!"

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A delay pedal inspired by the famous Binson ECHOREC, which always baffled Pink Floyd fans.
No PC connections or anything like that.
1 input, 1 output, 1 power jack!

UTILIZATION

It's a very straight-forward pedal. Best part is, it sounds great with any settings.

Swell: number of repeats (feedback)
Tone: It's just tone!
Delay Time: time between repeats.
Mix: wet signal amount
Select Program: allows you to choose different head configurations just like on the real Binson.

Insider the pedal you'll find:
A true-bypass switch (or buffered with trails)
Gain adjustment trimpot.
Modulation depth trimpot (it's a shame this one is on the inside).

The downloadable manual is only available in English (non-English speakers will feel left out) but it's very clear and easily accessible.

SOUND QUALITY

This thing will make you sound vintage all the way!
Seriously, I have always regretted selling my old Deluxe Memoryman and I thought I would never find another "organic" delay.
I'm so glad I got this!

It's like a time machine! No matter what you plug in it or whatever amp you're using (even modern sounding ones), you'll suddenly find yourself in the 70s wearing old blue jeans, a colorful baggy shirt, a bandana, playing psychedelia all over! woohoo!

Interstellar overdrive, Echoes, Astronomy... It's all there! I can't believe it.

PS. if you plug in a good old Wah, a Volume pedal and a Spring Reverb, you might never come back!

OVERALL OPINION

I've bought a bunch of pedals before getting this.
Only my old Deluxe Memoryman sounded as good, in a whole different way of course. (Selling it was a stupid mistake)

I ended up selling them one after the other, because none of them had that -what the the anglophones call- "lush" sound.
I'm glad to say that I've finally found it. AND I'm happy, really HAPPY!

What I really like about it: that awesome vintage sound.
What I don't like about it: the fact that the modulation depth trimpot is on the inside and requires a screwdriver to adjust.

Great Quality/Price ratio.

If lost or stolen would I buy it again! HELL YES!

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***I couldn't agree more / M.J. (translator)***
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