Innovative music gear, created by two Nerds in Italy
Ms. DELAYETTE – Analog tape voiced Echo/Reverb
|For||Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic Organ, Synthesizer|
The soul of a veteran magnetic echo today lives on enclosed in a modern boutique pedal. Mistress Delayette, queen of Germanic beauty in the 60s and today an elderly but still very attractive, symbolizes the still current charm of the echo and reverb sounds typical of vintage magnetic units such as the Binson Echorec, Echolette NG51S, and Maestro Echoplex EP-1. In the machines of that period, high fidelity repetions was sought; because of their mechanical nature, without accurate and constant maintenance, these effects tend to have problems related to the tape dragging, that generate their unique and distinctive sounds. The TEFI Vintage Lab research team has created an echo/reverb pedal effect with a Hi-Fi response, but with the possibility of being altered by simulating the aging of the machine with the WOW and FLUTTER commands that are completely analog and specially calibrated to obtain maximum realism of reproduction.
Two modes of operation, the classic Echo and the Nachhall, where a second virtual reproduction head is added, multiplying the repetitions similar to the multiple reflections of many walls where each one characterized by a different response. The Nachhall mode is useful for reverb and slap back echo effects. It is possible to connect two external controls: an expression pedal to change the frequency of repetitions (motor speed), while a switch-momentary pedal can trigger instantaneous self-oscillation (feedback). Ms. Delayette will take you to unexplored worlds, with natural sound, versatility, and a wealth of functions.
|Input impedance||700 kOhm|
|Output impedance||470 Ohm|
|Min-Max time range||60-850ms in “Echo” mode|
|External pedal for "MOTOR SPEED" control||Any expression pedal with 50-100 kOhm potentiometer, using voltage divider connection (stero cable). Suggested pedals: Korg EXP2, Yamaha FC7|
|External pedal for "FEEDBACK" control||bistable ON/OFF or momentary|
|Supply voltage/Current absorption||9VDC/80mA|
|Power connection/ground type||Negative tip/negative ground|
|Enclosure material||Hammond enclosure, aluminium die-cast|