The Catalinbread Echorec is based around the legendary Binson Echorec, an arcane tube echo which incorporated 4 playback heads and a spinning magnetic drum as its recording medium. The Binson is probably most famously known for Pink Floyd's use of the unit, and has long captivated musicians for both its rhythmic and ambient characteristics. Catalinbread managed to include all the features of the original (and then some) while still keeping it in a small standard pedal sized enclosure.
The Catalinbread Echorec has 12 programs which allow for all combinations of the 4 delay heads (something the original was never capable of.) The original also has a fixed speed, and thus a fixed delay time, while the Catalinbread Echorec can go from 40ms-1000ms. The repeats give you the ability for a single repeat or can go into spaceship feedback. The tone control is very useful, able to be tonally flat or dark and resonant on one side or bright and bubbly on the other. The mix allows for 100% wet or dry signal. Inside the pedal you have the ability to run in true-bypass or trails mode, as well as a trimmer for gain and modulation.
Not only is the Catalinbread Echorec extremely versatile in its controls, the audio path was designed to be big, lush, and even more dynamic in its feel than the original. Catalinbread always designs pedals with this thought in mind, and continue to make effects that are extensions of your instrument rather than mere boxes at your feet.
-Based on the legendary Binson Echorec.
-12 programs give you every head combination possible.
-40-ms-1000ms delay time, 100% wet/dry mix.
-Tone control can be deep and resonant or bright and chirpy.
-Trails or True Bypass modes
-Internal modulation and gain controls