ECHOSON is Overloud's recreation of a legendary Italian magnetic platter delay. Its unique tone helped define the Pink Floyd sound in the '70s.
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.
ECHOSON extends the features of the original hardware, adding digital flexibility to the character of analog processing.
You can process left and right channels with different settings (Mono), send delays to the opposite channel (Cross) and combine the two channels (Verb).
You can switch playback heads on or off individually and decide which ones are fed back to the loop.
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.
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.