Magnetic Echo Machine

Delivering truly exceptional sound quality and intuitive playability, Volante is designed to radically enhance the sonic expressiveness of your pedalboard. Featuring magnetic drum echotape echo, and reel-to-reel studio echo, Volante is a stereo multi-head delay that also offers a Sound on Sound mode and a vintage spring reverb algorithm. Volante’s powerful sound-sculpting controls provide limitless sonic possibilities.

Set Playback Level and Feedback for Each Head.

Each head’s playback level can be set for full volume, half volume, or off.

Independent of playback level, you can switch each head in or out of the feedback circuit.

You can even switch heads into the feedback circuit that are not activated for playback.

All of this control allows the creation of interesting and complex rhythmic patterns as well as unique atmospheric delay textures.

Magnetic Record Head Saturation.

Not only does Volante deliver the warm, luscious delay signals that magnetic echo machines are known for, it is also capable of a high degree of saturation. Turn up the Record Level knob to increase the gain of Volante’s analog class-A JFET input preamp circuit, sending a hot signal with analog warmth to the record head for any amount of saturation you desire.

Dedicated Spring Reverb.

Some of the classic tape echo machines included small integrated spring reverb tanks tuned to limited bandwidth.

For Volante, we captured this vintage vibe while creating a spring reverb algorithm with a gorgeous, gentle character that stands on its own, in addition to enhancing delayed signals

Instant Access to Eight Presets.

Even without using MIDI, Volante gives you instant access to eight presets.

The playback/feedback buttons represent preset locations, and you can use the FAVORITE footswitch to recall from or save to any of those eight locations.

Of course, if eight is not enough, MIDI gives you access to 300 preset locations!

Variable Head Spacing.

On some vintage multi-head tape echo machines, the heads were not evenly spaced, which created interesting sonic interactions when multiple heads were set to repeat.

Volante gives you a SPACING control that is adjustable between Even, Triplet, Golden Ratio (for dense, non-overlapping echoes) and Silver Ratio (for non-overlapping repeats biased toward the quarter note).

The spacing between the heads is continuously variable for the entire travel of the SPACING knob, morphing between the available settings.

Independent Stereo Panning for Each Head.

Volante allows you to set the pan of each head individually for spacious multi-head stereo delays.

By default, all heads are panned center, with Volante still creating a pleasing psycho-acoustic stereo image.

Playable Echo Feedback.

Volante really sings when pushed to extremes! When you turn up Volante’s REPEATS knob, you get all the richly evolving, super-spacey sonic textures you could dream of.

You also get intuitive and responsive hands-on control for sculpting the feedback.

Volante rewards experimentation, yielding rich, hypnotic, and often unpredictable – but highly musical results.

Three Echo Machine Speeds.

Volante’s SPEED switch selects the speed of the recording media and allows you to run any of Volante’s three magnetic echo machines at half, normal, or double speed.

Fidelity is higher at higher speeds, while lower speeds result in warmer repeats and more pronounced effects from mechanical and media irregularities introduced when turning up the MECHANICS knob.

Instant Infinity.

Unleash classic psychedelic delay feedback sounds on command.

While performing in Echo mode, press and hold the ON footswitch to activate Infinite Repeats, and regardless of your current REPEATS setting, Volante will crank up the echo regenerations for quickly-building delay feedback.

When you take your foot off the switch, Volante returns to your previous settings.

Sound on Sound with Magnetic Personality.

Create dynamic loops that degrade and evolve. Change loop direction at the touch of a footswitch.

Press PAUSE for a mechanical tape stop effect. Change the speed of your loop and simultaneously change the pitch in octave increments.

Find an inspiring sound in Echo Mode, and all your echoes remain intact when you engage Sound on Sound.

When your loop has reached the perfect state of mutation, you can engage Infinite Repeats to minimize further loop degradation, creating an infinite loop while disengaging the loop record head.

Mirror Universe.

In Sound on Sound mode, press the ON footswitch, and the entire loop length will play in reverse.

You can continue recording new audio to layer with the reversed audio.

Mechanical Tape Stop/Start Effect.

The PAUSE footswitch is part of Volante’s faithful recreation of a variable speed magnetic echo unit, with mechanical slowdown when pausing and mechanical speedup when coming out of pause.

The speed of this mechanical slowdown/startup effect is user-definable.

Dedicated Instrument/Line Input Level Switch.

Volante offers an input level switch to work perfectly with a variety of input sources.

Set the switch to the INST position when using a guitar level input.

Set to LINE when using Volante in the effects loop of a guitar amp, or when driving Volante with a hot output from a synth or mixer insert.

The LINE input mode is also perfect for using Volante as a send effect or insert effect in the studio.

Morphing expression control.

Connect an expression pedal and enjoy a whole new level of instantaneous, continuous control.

Set as many knobs as you like for the heel position and toe position of your expression pedal, and all settings will simultaneously morph throughout the full range of the expression pedal.

Core of your MIDI Rig.

With full MIDI control of every parameter plus 300 preset locations, Volante is designed to be the center of sonic expressiveness for your MIDI pedal board.

Let Volante provide the inspiration, and the possibilities are as unlimited as your imagination.

Volante transmits and receives MIDI over 5-pin DIN, USB, and even the Expression jack (via 1/4″ to MIDI cable)—perfect for your pedal board or in your studio.

Features

  • Multi-head magnetic media delay machine providing four playback heads with individual feedback, panning, and level controls
  • Processor-intense algorithms deliver meticulously nuanced recreations of vintage magnetic echo systems (drum echo, tape echo, studio reel-to-reel echo)
  • Dedicated control over echo machine tone and media: Low Cut, Mechanics, Wear
  • Input Record Level for clean reproduction to warm, fat saturation
  • Independent Spring Reverb
  • Sound on Sound looping mode (mono) with reverse, pause, splice, and infinite repeat functions
  • High impedance stereo input
  • Stereo output
  • Input Level switch allows for both instrument and line level signals
  • On, Favorite, and Tap Tempo footswitches
  • Expression pedal input allows the connection of  an expression pedal, external tap pedal, 1/4″ to MIDI cable, or MultiSwitch Plus.
  • Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
  • Premium JFET analog front end
  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching) or selectable transparent Analog Buffered Bypass
  • Strong and lightweight anodized olive green aluminum chassis
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Power requirements: maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 300mA of current
  • Dimensions:
  • Designed and built in the USA
  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
  • Audio Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Audio Output Impedance: 100 Ohm

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • Volante Magnetic Echo Machine
Finish
  • Green
Categories
Year
  • 2019 - Present
Made In
  • United States
Pedal Format
  • Standard

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