of the Warp switch is that releasing it will
taper the oscillation before it can overwhelm or destroy a song or your audience’s
eardrums. This produces a natural crashing
wave of sound that is great for transitions
between songs in a performance or punctuating a solo section.
Sending the Electroman into self-oscilla-tion does not mean you’ve reached the limit
of the pedal’s possibilities. With the Warp
switch depressed, you can still tweak the
Time control to pitch-bend the oscillations,
creating a cool Doppler effect. And with
the effects loop, you can color the delayed
signal in ways that lend more dimension
than simply placing an overdrive or distortion in front of a delay.
In terms of features and sounds, the
Electroman is most inspired by vintage tape
delays. As such, it lacks some features that
modern players are accustomed to, such as
tap tempo, stereo output, ultra-long delays,
and expression-pedal control. On the other
hand, the Electroman is delightfully simple
to operate and delivers sweet tone. And
practical features like its effects loop can
extend the pedal’s capabilities in unique
ways. Add the amazingly cool Warp and
self-oscillating feature into the mix,
At $225, it’s a little pricier than your
average off-the-shelf, mass-manufactured
delay unit. But the Electroman is not as
expensive as many boutique pedals that
don’t have its sound-warping potential.
And if you’re into custom graphics, there’s
even a one-of-a-kind airbrushing option for
personalizing your pedal. But even if you’re
just looking for a great sounding, hand-
made, high-quality stompbox that can also
take you on some less-than-conventional
sonic sojourns, the Electroman is an echo
machine well worth investigating.
and you have a delay that may guide you
into some very unexpected realms.
you want a less-generic sounding
digital delay with the capability to
deliver unusual oscillation effects.
you need more than 800 ms of
delay, stereo output, expression
pedal control, or tap tempo.
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