In this video DM Kahn shows how he get amazing tape echo and delays using the Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo guitar pedal. The El Capistan splits a mono signal into a stereo signal and works great on auxiliary FX sends. The El Cap is capable of getting a multitude of sounds – from pristine infinite delays to growling distorted and modulated sounds. Hope you enjoy!
Mixing with reverb has two outcomes. There’s hardly any in between. Either you know how to use reverb and create depth in your mix while maintaining separation or you don’t know the tricks and end up with an absolute mess. Reverb is meant to enhance your mixes and songs, not destroy them. These explanations, tips, and tricks will push your reverb game to the next level.
In this episode we’re looking at the differences in the use of insert-effects and auxiliary-effects. First we will look at the signalflow and what both the insert and the aux actually do, in order to conclude why we chose to use either one of them depending on the situation. We will look at some typical insert effects, typical aux-effects and we’ll answer the question why you generally would want to use an aux-send for a reverb rather than an insert. Also we will take a look at what patchbays are, as with using much outboard gear we have a lot of cabling and a lot of climbing behind desks.