STRYMON DECO TAPE SATURATION & DOUBLETRACKER MK2

STRYMON DECO TAPE SATURATION & DOUBLETRACKER MK2

STRYMON DECO TAPE SATURATION & DOUBLETRACKER MK2

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Mid-Century Maverick.

Our journey begins with the early recording studios of the '50s and '60s. The introduction of reel-to-reel tape machines and the creative engineers that used them brought on some of the fattest sounds imaginable. These early machines really were the first effect pedals‚ÄĒthey just wouldn't have fit on your pedalboard! From the inherent warmth and luscious tape saturation‚ÄĒto the forgotten art of how these machines were manipulated‚ÄĒthey are capable of creating a huge range of beautiful, distinctive, and enveloping sounds.

Deco brings this original inspiration back, giving you these vintage tape effects from the earliest recording studios, right on your pedalboard. Deco's Tape Saturation smooths out your sound with familiar and delicious tape compression and saturation, while fattening it with subtle tape-driven transparent overdrive. The Doubletracker provides the power to shift your sound in many ways, easily allowing you to achieve syrupy slapback tape echoes, psychedelic tape flanging, and gorgeous tape chorusing sounds.

Sound Design

  • Detailed recreation of the mechanics and technology of two vintage studio reel-to-reel tape decks and their interactions
  • Nuanced sonic delivery of the classic saturation effects of the tape record/playback process
  • Simple and intuitive Lag Time knob allows for¬†slapback delays, tape echoes, tape flanging, tape chorusing
  • Two Tape Saturation adjustment and tone shaping knobs:¬†Saturation, Level
  • Three Doubletracker adjustment and tone shaping knobs:¬†Lag Time, Blend, Wobble
  • Three Doubletracker blend types to tailor doubletracked sound:¬†Sum, Invert, Bounce
  • Five "hidden" knobs for deep tone tweaking:¬†High Trim, Low Trim, Auto-Flange Time, Wide Stereo Mode, +/- 3dB Boost/Cut
  • Press and hold studio-inspired¬†Auto-Flange¬†effect

Ins, Outs & Switches

  • High impedance mono input (internal jumper enables selectable TRS stereo input)
  • Stereo output
  • Two signal routing modes:¬†Standard, Wide Stereo Mode
  • Individual Tape Saturation Bypass and Doubletracker Bypass footswitches
  • Expression pedal input¬†allows the connection of either an expression pedal (for selectable control over any knob parameter),¬†external tap¬†pedal (for remote time control of Doubletracker), or¬†Favorite switch¬†(to save a Favorite preset)

Audio Quality

  • Super low noise, high performance¬†24-bit 96kHz¬†A/D and D/A converters
  • 110db signal to noise
  • +8dBu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals
  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
  • Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance¬†SHARC DSP¬†in a compact form factor
  • 32-bit floating point processing

More

  • True Bypass¬†(electromechanical relay switching)
  • High quality, tranparent¬†Analog Buffered Bypass¬†mode
  • 9V center negative DC power supply included, 250mA current draw
  • Strong and lightweight electroless nickel plated aluminum chassis
  • Designed and built in the USA

Classic Sound, New Features.

Our second generation Deco gives you the same gorgeous reel-to-reel tape sounds from our original, while adding several significant new features, incorporating technological advancements, hardware improvements and design enhancements to give you additional flexibility, power, and ease of use on stage and in the studio.

Strymon Deco USB-C Jack

MIDI

 

Full MIDI implementation means you can control just about every switch, knob, and setting remotely by sending MIDI commands from your controller or DAW via Deco’s EXP/MIDI jack or USB-C connection.

Lag Deck delay time can be synchronized via MIDI Clock Sync, and the sync setting can be saved for each preset.

300 MIDI preset locations are available for loading and saving your favorite settings.

New Tonal Options

 

We’ve added new controls for even more sonic flexibility.

Deco now comes with an all-new cassette tape voicing that employs an auto level control (ALC) process common to many high-end cassette tape recorders, resulting in a compressed, fat tone.

In addition, a new dedicated Tone knob lets you adjust the tone of the Tape Saturation exactly to your liking, from dark to bright.

Hardware Improvements

 

A premium analog JFET input circuit ensures superb responsiveness to your playing, and you can select mono or stereo input with the flick of a rear panel switch.

All this, plus a new ARM DSP chip provides more processing power for every sonic nuance, with less energy consumption on your pedalboard.

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