Strymon El Capistan V2 dTape Delay

Strymon El Capistan V2 dTape Delay



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Strymon El Capistan V2 dTape Delay

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Delivering the  true sound of tape without any of the maintenance, the Strymon El Capistan isn't simply a perfect emulation of a single great tape delay, it's a recreation of almost every tape delay. With control over characteristics such as tape age, reverb and single/multi head modes you can cover any tape delay sound imaginable. Whether you dig spring soaked reggae sounds or want tap tempo rhythmic textures the dTape technology in the El Capistan obliges.

The second generation is here and it means business - maintaining all of the same rich magnetic tape tonality from the original, this V2 model of Strymons' magnetic tape machine monster incorporates a vast range of new features and performance enhancements to keep you doing what you do best!

Strymon El Capistan V2 New Features:

  • Full MIDI Implementation - You can now control just about every single parameter remotely with MIDI commands from your controller or DAW via the MIDI Jack or USB-C connection, complete with MIDI Clock Sync and 300 MIDI preset locations - perfect for the performance perfectionist who knows what they want and when they want it!
  • Spring Reverb - Matching some of the more obscure tape echo machines that featured an integrated spring reverb tank, Strymon have really pushed the vintage vibe to the limit, allowing you to garnish your tones with some lush spring reverb character.
  • Improved Hardware - With a newly improved premium analog JFET input circuit, complete with mono or stereo input switch, you've now got even better responsiveness for your playing. Reinforced with a brand new ARM DSP chip, you've got more processing power on-tap, producing greater sonic nuance and consuming less pedalboard energy overall - it's a win/win situation!

Sound Design

  • Hand crafted dTape algorithms deliver meticulous and nuanced recreations of tape echo systems.
  • Three tape machines in one: Fixed (one fixed playback head), Multi (multiple playback heads), and Single (sliding record head)
  • Each tape machine has three modes for extremely flexible echo options
  • Five tape adjustment and tone shaping knobs: Time, Mix, Tape Age, Repeats, Wow & Flutter
  • Five "hidden" knobs for extensive tone tweaking: Tape Crinkle, Tape Bias, Low End Contour, Spring Reverb, +/- 3dB Boost/Cut
  • Sound on Sound mode with instant tape splice and bulk erase. A built-in tape-style looper!

Ins, Outs, Switches

  • Stereo output, high impedance mono input
  • Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob parameter
  • Connect our optional Favorite switch to save a favorite preset
  • Tap Tempo and Bypass footswitches

Audio Quality

  • Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
  • 115dB typical signal to noise
  • Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
  • Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance DSP in a compact form factor


  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
  • Selectable "trails" mode with high quality Analog Buffered Bypass
  • Press and hold Tap for instant infinite repeats
  • Powered with a standard 9V center negative DC supply. 250mA minimum
  • Strong and lightweight gunmetal gray anodized aluminum chassis
  • Crafted with love in the USA
More Information
Manufacturer Strymon
SKU 327869
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.000000
Effects Delay
Warranty 2 Years


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