This limited edition purple Delphine by Tonetuga FX is a dual modulated tape delay intended to simulate the classic tape echo machines of old. Complete with two independent delay circuits, modulation, and preamp sections.
Delay repeats allow the right amount of sound to flow and emulate the warmth of a vintage tape machine. Set both channels (I & II) with offsetting Time controls to achieve the rhythmic repeats of a multi head delay.
Dial in some modulation using the Chop and Wave controls to introduce an undulating effect, reminiscent of tape heads putting stress on the tape to create “wow and flutter”.
Chop and Wave can also be used as a stand alone chorus by turning the Time control to 0-1. Engage both channels (I & II) in chorus mode to really fatten up your signal with overlapping choruses set with different Chop and Wave’s.
Each side of the Delphine has an independent preamp boost (PreA). Simulating the legendary preamp found in some of the most famous tape echo units of all time. This volume lift was beloved by several guitar icons including Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. While this won’t send your clean amp flying into dirty territory, it will give your signal a pleasant bump.
Each side can be individually configured, so Delphine has your back for ambient exploration, classic slap back, and organic echo repeats.
- Mix: Amount of the delay mixed into the dry signal
- Time: Range of 50 to 600ms delay
- Echo: Number of repeats - single repeats up to self oscillation
- Chop: Speed of modulation
- Wave: Depth of Modulation
- PreA: ~10dB boost. Unity at noon
COMPONENT LISTING AND TECH SPEC
- 9v DC centre negative power
- 100mA current consumption
- Battery: No
- Depth: 120 mm / 4.7 in
- Width: 144 mm / 5.7 in
- Height: 39 mm / 1.5 in