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Overloud Gem ECHOSON

Legendary magnetic drum delay




ECHOSON is Overloud's recreation of a legendary Italian magnetic platter delay unit. Its unique tone helped define the Pink Floyd sound in the '70s.

ECHOSON Features:

  • Hyper-realistic recreation of the original's lush and ethereal tone
  • Independent control of each playback head
  • Stereo operating mode with separate controls for the left and right
  • Dual-mono, Stereo and Reverb modes allow wider soundscapes
  • Adjustable disc speed to change delay time, with BPM sync option
  • Built-in parametric equalizer
  • User adjustable wow/flutter and electrical noise
  • Multilevel undo-redo
  • A/B Comparison
  • Lots of presets designed during real mixing sessions
  • Scribble Strips: take notes anywhere on the plugin panel
  • Beyond The Original Hardware

ECHOSON extends the features of the original hardware, adding digital flexibility to the character of analog processing.

STEREO MODE — You can process left and right channels with different settings (Mono), send delays to the opposite channel (Cross) and combine the two channels (Verb).

MULTIPLE HEAD CONTROL — You can switch playback heads on or off individually and decide which ones are fed back to the loop.

ADJUSTABLE TIME — While the original hardware has a fixed delay time of 310 milliseconds, the Echoson allows you to choose a different tempo and even sync it to the song's BPM.

The original delay units were manufactured in the '60s and '70s by an Italian company. These are currently in high demand thanks to their unique tone, which adds more than a touch of personality to modern recordings. It's the secret weapon of many contemporary engineers and producers that use this delay on vocals, keyboards and drums to achieve a special tone.

A Unique And Flexible Soundchain
While a normal tape echo's input signal was recorded to tape, this unit differed by recording the signal onto a circular spinning magnetic disc with four record and playback heads positioned around it. This mechanism allowed for a more stable transport than tape devices while providing a distinctive sound full of character. ECHOSON captures every nuance of the original machine's design.

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