Three classic tape machine emulations
Rather than emulating specific tape delay models, the Strymon El Capistan emulates three classic tape machine technologies, providing you with your choice of a single fixed-head and variable-speed motor, multiple heads and a variable-speed motor, or a sliding head and a fixed-speed motor. There are also three modes for each machine type, which let you switch delay time ranges, select active tape heads, and access sound-on-sound looping.
Easy access to 10 effects parameters
With 10 easily accessible parameter controls, Strymon’s El Capistan is one of the most tweakable delay pedals to hit the market. Between the Time, Mix, Tape Age, Repeats, and Wow & Flutter controls, it’s easy to dial in a full range of echo effects and character. By depressing both footswitches, you can access another deeper layer of parameters, including Tape Crinkle, Tape Bias, and Low End Contour, as well as a lush Spring Reverb and a +/- 3dB Boost/Cut function. Cooler still, you can hook up a footswitch to instantly recall your favorite settings, and when you plug in an expression pedal, you can take over any parameter on the fly.