The Strymon Volante Magnetic Echo Machine is a studio-quality magnetic tape delay effects unit with bags of features.
This pedal allows you to transform your sonic landscape in real time, and leave your guitar-sound awash with vintage-style delays galore!
The Only Limit is Your Imagination
The Strymon Volante features three different delay types (Drum, Spring and Studio) alongside a Spring Reverb effect, Looper function, and much more besides. As a result, this multi-headed Magnetic Echo Machine offers quite literally limitless sonic possibilities.
Strymon Volante Pedal Highlights
- Premium-quality, multi-head magnetic tape delay effect unit
- Features three unique delay types, spring reverb, looper, and more
- Allows you to independently set playback level, feedback, and panning controls for each head
- Insanely powerful SHARC DSP processor
- Completely analog Dry signal path, offering studio-quality audio at all times
- True Bypass circuitry, with a selectable transparent Analog Buffered Bypass option
- Strong and lightweight aluminium chassis
- Full MIDI control of ever parameter, plus 300 preset locations - MIDI instructions received via 5-pin DIN sockets, USB, or even Expression Jack (via 1/4" Jack to MIDI cable)
- Perfect for studio and stage use
In true Strymon fashion, the Volante was specially designed to recreate every nuance and complexity inherent in classic tape and drum echo delays. Each and every attribute was painstakingly researched and faithfully recreated so that, when used, the Volante will sound and feel just like one of those vintage units, with the following types available to you:
- Drum Delay - renowned for producing warm, harmonically rich, and saturated sounds due mostly to the number of tube stages present. As a result, this setting on the Volante recreates every aspect of some of the most sought-after drum echoes in the industry.
- Tape Echo - each and every characteristic of those Tape Echo effects of yesteryear have been recreated for the Volante. All of the saturation, and characteristic imperfections that make those effects stand out - such as mechanical alignment, head wear, and tape crinkles - are present here
- Studio Delay - Easily the cleanest of the three echo types found in the Volante. This type is able to sustain multiple repeats with minimal signal degradation, recreating the professional reel-to-reel studio machines of the 50s and 60s
An iconic multi-head echo machine (such as the Binson Echorec B2) would cost you more than a pretty penny on the second hand market - several thousand £'s in fact. Luckily for you, the Strymon Volante provides you with the full experience and sonic attributes of this kind of effect for a much lower price.
Each of the Volante's four delay playback heads feature individual feedback, panning, and level controls, and all four can be active simultaneously - giving you an incredible number of creative options at your fingertips.
Bags of Presets
Recalling your favourite settings couldn't be easier, with the Strymon Volante giving you instant access to eight different preset locations. Although, if 8 isn't quite enough, there's no need to worry: because of the MIDI, USB and 1/4" Expression-pedal sockets, you can access up to a whopping 300 preset locations!
Analog Dry Path
With many digital effects pedals, your "dry" (unaltered) signal is converted to digital, which can have some negative effects with your overall sound. Not so with the Strymon Volante: this pedal features a completely analog dry path, with ultra-low noise, and features discrete, class-A stereo JFET preamps.
In other words your dry signal will remain pristine, with studio-quality audio.
Cutting Edge DSP
The beating-heart of the Volante is a high-powered SHARC ADSP-21375 processor. This processor provides 266 MHz core instruction rate, and a massive 1,596 Gigaflops of peak performance. In other words, you can have the Volante perform all sorts of outrageous, processor-intense effects, without ever worrying about loss of quality.
Strymon Volante Specifications:
- Multi-head magnetic media delay machine providing four playback heads with individual feedback, panning, and level controls
- Processor-intense algorithms deliver meticulously nuanced recreations of vintage magnetic echo systems (drum echo, tape echo, studio reel-to-reel echo)
- Dedicated control over echo machine tone and media: Low Cut, Mechanics, Wear
- Input Record Level for clean reproduction to warm, fat saturation
- Independent Spring Reverb
- Sound on Sound looping mode with reverse, pause, splice, and infinite repeat functions
In's, Out's, and Switches
- High impedance stereo input
- Stereo output
- Input Level switch allows for both instrument and line level signals
- On, Favorite, and Tap Tempo footswitches
- Expression pedal input allows the connection of an expression pedal, external tap pedal, 1/4 to MIDI cable, or MultiSwitch Plus.
- Full featured MIDI in/out supporting MIDI CCs, program changes, and more
- USB jack for controlling MIDI via computer
- Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
- Premium JFET analog front end
- Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters provide uncompromising audio quality
- Super high performance SHARC DSP
- 32-bit floating point processing
- 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
- Audio Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
- Audio Output Impedance: 100 Ohm
- True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching) or selectable transparent Analog Buffered Bypass
- Strong and lightweight anodized olive green aluminum chassis
- 9V DC power supply included
- Power Requirements: Maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 300mA of current
- Dimensions: 4.5 deep x 7 wide x 1.75 tall / 114.3 mm deep x 177.3 mm wide x 44.5 mm tall
- Designed and built in the USA
|Effects||tape echo, drum echo, studio delay|
|Power Supply||9v dc adapter (supplied)|
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