This thing has two types of delay (digital delay and a tape echo simulator)with tap tempo and doubles as a phrase sampler. This is a digital effect.
There is no editing except with the knobs and buttons on the device. As for connections, its all 1/4". There is one in, and five out. It is not set up to be rackmounted.
The sampling section did throw me a little, but once you figure it out, its not to bad.
-Start recording by hitting the right switch.
-Stop recording and start looping the phrase by hitting the left switch.
-To overdub, hit the right switch again.
-And to stop playback, hit the left again.
May sound confusing, and it does screw me up sometimes. In reality, I rarely use this section of the pedal.
As for editing, the delay side, its 6 knobs and 1 switch, pretty easy. I explained the loop side above.
The manual will guide you through most if not all your questions.
I use the normal delay the most and I love it. Nice and clear delay. It sounds great and with the tap tempo, its all I could ask for. I don't use the tape echo as often, but it sounds good also. They did a good job capturing the analog feel. The loop function i use only when I am practicing and come up with a quick idea. I have a roland rc-50 for all my live looping needs. I use this as the last effect in my Rhodes Piano/guitar effect chain. The normal delay is what I prefer.
I have been using this pedal for 6 months. The best thing for me is the built in tap tempo feature. Every digital delay pedal should have one. I own a Boss dd5. This thing sounds way better, and I got mine for only $100. They usually go around $125, which is still not bad. In the end, I am saving up for Diamonds Memory lane analog delay with tap tempo, which is probably the greatest delay pedal of all time. Its just like $500, so I will happily hang on to my Line 6 Echo Park . even when I do get the Diamond. Because most people like myself can't afford $500 on a delay pedal, I would totally buy this again.
The Line 6 Echo Park is a compact delay pedal, similar in sound to the DL4 without the looper. The pedal is a digital one, with standard 1/4 inch connections. It is powered by either a nine volt power supply or battery and isn't rackable as it is a stomp box.
In terms of parameters, the Line 6 Echo Park has a good amount of them to offer up. You've got knobs for mix, repeat, time, modulation, and mode, which there are 11 of them to choose from, including the tempo tapping options. There is also a switch for choosing between either tape, digital, or analog, as well as turning trails on or off. If you're familiar at all with the Line 6 DL4, you can see that it has some similarities in terms of parameters, and I really view this as compact version of that pedal. I've never had a need for a manual so I can't really say anything about it.
I have used the Line 6 Echo Park with a Fender Telecaster and a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp, so I got a good read on what the pedal actually sounds like. While the effects are definitely more than useful and are versatile, they do come off a bit too digitally enhanced sounding for my taste. Having said this, I feel that most users will find the sounds to be more than adequate as they are generally pretty clean sounding. I just look for a bit of warmth with my delay sounds. While I haven't had extensive use with Echo Park as I have with other delay pedals, I feel I've used it enough to know that it isn't my favorite delay pedal as far as tone goes.
For those looking for a compact digital delay pedal, the Line 6 Echo Park will definitely do the job. However, for those of us who are looking for a warmer and more vibey sounding delay pedal, this probably isn't the best choice. The price is definitely reasonable, which is a main reason that I think most users will find this to be an attractive option. If you're looking for versatility, Echo Park definitely offers that, but only through a digital means. While Line 6's Echo Park wouldn't be my go to option for a delay pedal, for those looking for a budget delay pedal with versatility, I'd recommend giving this pedal a shot.
(Originally written by jacqn/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Very easy to use. In the beginning I thought I would have to study the user's manual, but it's very intuitive especially the tap tempo function which keeps flashing when the effect is not active (very good idea!)
Really excellent. I use almost exclusively the analog and tape modes.
When the effect is on and you turn the knobs it works like a tape echo (funny, but confusing).
I sold my old Pearl tape echo in 2000 thinking I would never play guitar again.
But I started playing again and I missed an echo/delay effect.
I bought this Echopark after reading reviews about almost every affordable product:
- Three different effect types, especially the very nice tape emulation
- Integrated tap tempo function (unlike the Marshall)
- Multiple settings
I'm not disappointed, it's an excellent product!
I strongly recommend it.
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eferalgant's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- The use of the pedal is very simple
- The very clear manual (it even has examples settings)
- A little hard to snap at the beginning (you must press slightly to change the tempo of the delay, and press thoroughly to cut or snap the effect)
So first of all I have this pedal branch between my guitar (ltd F400) and my amp (peavey ultra +) and I have and totally of, delay n 'was no relief, dull, he was drowned by the other instruments by repeating ... more even when the effect was shot was heard even when the tempo of the delay ... in short the disaster ...
I have then branch the pedal in my effects loop and nothing to do! the sound is great! perfect for solos has satriani etc ... in fact I 'loved the delay on my pod pro and I have finally retrouv on the sound of my head, in short, I was hooked!
there 's no breath, no noise, the only defect which can gener is that the volume increases slightly when it engages the effect but since I use on solos and lead parts that n' not really annoying (Therefore it makes almost boost office to bring out the solos). I put 9 because of this little problem.
I use it for 1 month, I have to pay 99 euros a promo with the provided AC adapter, as saying that that price for the nine qualitprix the report is excellent!
I does not, however, have used other models to compare the one hand becaufe I 'really loved the delay resulting from the pod and secondly because I am fallen on a good promo, but I do not see that another Delay pedal can bring better! (Apart from the problem of volume increases some)