Catalinbread Belle Epoch EP3 Tape Echo Emulation Effects PedalCatalinbread
Catalinbread's Belle Epoch is a new approach to tape echo emulation, one that combines the best of analog and digital technologies! Most "tape echo" effects model the "wow and flutter" modulation and the unique filtering qualities of tape effects, but Catalinbread akes things one step further by actually integrating the same preamp circuitry as the original Maestro Echoplex into the Belle Epoch! This gives you access to the same gritty saturation that can be dialed in on those vintage tape units. A unique "rec level" knob controls the preamp gain, essentially letting you set how "hard" the signal hits the "tape." The modulation also sounds authentically tape-y, even "stuttering" at higher settings to emulate the signal catching up as the tape heads reset.