So while searching the internet for delay pedals and still waiting on the (as far as I knew) as yet unnamed and unreleased awesome rainger delay, I happened upon something about a mysterious pedal called "Echo-X". I was intrigued, visited raingerfx.com to have a look and then I ordered one immediately!
Yes - it's released! How do I do a big launch??? I don't know... Should I post on the main page here?? Maybe I should go back and do proper launches for all RFX stuff I must suppress my english modesty....
Yeah I don't really know either, post about it somewhere on ILF? It's pretty much the only gear related site I regularly look at. Still, I found the Echo-X so I guess whatever you did worked pretty well.
oldangelmidnight wrote:Get someone with a beard to make a demo video that rarely features the pedal. Instagram one corner of the pedal. Send one to Juan Alderete.
I think that's how they do it these days.
That is too funny! Yeah, I gotta say I'm not keen on people talking in demo videos. JUST PLAY US THE PEDAL, WHY DON'T YOU!!!!! I do like the bite-sized 'best bit' clip idea you have to do on Instagram. Just do a series of them.
It's in! Everything I wanted and more I think. The base delay sounds reet nice, very dubby as described originally. Can't go wrong with it as a nice plain tiny delay.
More importantly, all 3 of the igor control modes are great fun! The "send" mode is for me the standout and the main reason I bought the pedal, and it does not disappoint. Lovely for doing the selective echo dub thing live (didn't know how much I was missing not being able to do this ) or holding a drone to play over, and as hopefully the demo shows, when doing this the notes slowly decay in a very dreamy way.
I was surprised how usable the delay time control is, obviously there's wild pitch shifting sounds there but I also love being able to switch between a super short delay for a not-quite-right resonant sound and whatever delay setting you had before just at the press of a switch.
Max feedback buttons are always fun.
With no further fuss, here's a short clip of me noodling in the three modes, a wizard of pitch and driving notion show up to help out. It's just a phone recording and I didn't really plan what I was going to do, but I hope it shows the basics of what this pedal is about (which is fun and sounding awesome).
EDIT: Is it just me or is the soundcloud thing not working anymore?