When Strymon decided to develop an effects pedal
that delivers the sound and feel of our favorite tape echo machines, they
knew they must relentlessly study and faithfully recreate every last
nuance. They spent months in the Strymon sound design labs with an intense
focus on capturing the warm, saturated, distinctive qualities of tape
echo machines. The result is Strymon's hand crafted . Utilizing a ridiculously
powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed.
El Capistan provides three different tape machine types in one, each
with three unique modes. With ten parameters to tweak, you get extensive
control over tape quality, machine health and tone shaping. Go from the
sound of a pristine, studio-quality tape machine to the heavily
fluctuating sound of a machine in need of service. Get the full bodied
sound of fresh tape all the way to the gnarled qualities of worn out
tape. Because it's DSP driven, you get a range of tape experiences
unattainable with a traditional tape machine. All of this without the
headaches of tape machine maintenance and repair!