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Anasounds' description of the Anasounds Utopia tape echo modulation delay pedal

utopia – analog delay

tape echo with modulation

warm and vintage

Tape echo delay enhanced by a deep modulation made to magnify your sound from atmospheric soundscapes to the craziest driving solo

 

features

The Anasounds Utopia is a tape echo pedal linked to a modulation with variable speed and depth.

Echoes and filtering applied let you find a very warm, vintage sound.

Calibrated for echoes from 0 to 400ms (can go up to 600ms) it’s primarily designed to be left on 90% of the time for a beautiful slap-back.

It will also enhance and accentuate your sound in the mix, when coupled with an overdrive or a distortion.

In this version we have decided to add a modulation, strike a chord and transport yourself to the other side of the galaxy!

THE UTOPIA IN DEPTH

electronic

Compared with digital solutions, which are very accurate, very cold and full of features, and compared with the bbd circuits that are now obsolete and sacralized,

We’ve chosen this little chip, the pt2399.

A first study in datasheets / engineering allowed us to get a very satisfactory first release. (See the retarded, 2014)

The second step was to leave out the literature, take a guitar, a breadboard, an oscilloscope and feel in real time the effect of each change on this circuit.

get your tone by the inside

tone

To modify the tone of the repetitions by filtering them!

more

To go from 400 to 600ms at the maximum rate of the delay.

depth

To set a more or less deep modulation.

rate

To set modulation’s speed. From slow and liquid modulation to a little vibrato.

light

To control light intensity

get your tone by the outside

delay (dly)

Controls the time between each repetition.

repeat (rpt)

Between 1 and many repetitions (and even infinite)

mix

Set the presence of echo between 0 and 100% while keeping a full analog and noiseless input signal.

mod

Switch it to activate or deactivate the modulation.