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This page gathers all our blogs, gear pages and resources together in one place. A treasure trove of information about vintage music gear which you can filter in various ways here, or use the search (top right) and select "search resources". Lots more schematics, and other useful or curious finds to come!
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Roland Tape Echo Pinch Rollers

We need to talk about rubber, how to change it, and why it’s so important to the long term health and performance of your tape echo. And because size does matter.

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Choosing a Vintage Mixer

A demo-heavy post singing the praises of the humble compact vintage analogue mixer. Featuring Teac, Tascam, Boss, Sony, Yamaha and more...

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Roland Tape Echo Tips, Tricks & Tales

Some of the nuggets of wisdom we've picked up as we've overhauled, tested & sold hundreds of tape echoes, as well as using them in our studio for many years, not to mention swapping tips with top musicians and producers around world.

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Which is the Best Tape to Use in a Roland Echo?

All tape is not equal. Many (most?) tapes available online do not perform well in Roland echoes... Based on our experience working on hundreds of tape echoes and trying many tapes, this is the answer to the question: Which is the best tape loop for my Roland (or Korg!) tape echo?

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Stereo Tape Echoes?

We are regularly asked "do you have a stereo tape echo?" or "can I get a stereo pair of tape echoes?", so we thought we'd put our answer and some demos here for easy reference.

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Grampian User Tips

Some useful info for using a Grampian 636 in a modern studio set up. By no means a full user guide, but this should help you integrate this old piece of kit into a modern set up.

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Mu-tron Bi-phase Setting & Recall Sheets

Scans of the three original settings sheets for the mighty Bi-phase, plus a blank recall sheet to print and use.

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Surrey Spectrum Shifter Manual

A scan of the manual for this rare piece of equipment (similar to a Bode...).

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Using the Eventide H910 in Control Voltage (CV) or Keyboard modes

Although described in the H910 manual, the CV and Keyboard modes are less well known than Manual control, and this brief guide is aimed to help you get the best from your H910.

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Ursa Major 8×32 Digital Reverberator Manual

The manual for this rack unit. Love the cover, and it's a great example of early digital reverb tech. The four presets are great on this box (and all can then be tweaked).

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Binson Echorec Demo Videos

Some of our favourite videos (mostly our own!) of Echorecs in action. Includes demos featuring guitar, synths & drum machines, as well as some super-slow modified machines.

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What’s the Maximum Delay Time of a Roland Space Echo?

How slow can a Space Echo go? How long is the longest repeat? We dig into the variations in design, effects of age, & there's more about bad tape...

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Incoming! The Soundgas Type 636P (it’s not a pedal…)

Say hello to the prototype Type 636P: all the heft and magic of the our 636 mic preamp in a compact desktop box.

PUBLISHED: 10th Aug 2021

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Revealed: The Formula Used By Roland For Tape Echo Loops

The final chapter in our quest to find out what tape to use in our Roland (and other) tape echoes. Spoiler alert: we reveal what the...

PUBLISHED: 30th Jun 2021

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