Catalinbread Echorec

Effect Pedal For Electric Guitar

  • Emulation of the coveted Binson Echorec disc echo device: the same concept with four playback heads, but with an extended delay time of 40 ms -1000 ms
  • Controls: Swell, Tone, Delay Time, Mix
  • 12 Position switch
  • Power consumption: 60 mA
  • Power supply with 9 - 18 V DC power supply (coaxial connection - negative polarity inside, not included, suitable power supply: Art. 409939)
  • Made in USA
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Hazey Off-On
  • Fretless Off-On
  • E-piano Off-On
  • Rockabilly Off-On
  • Prog Off-On

Further Information

Analogico No
Delay Time 1 s
tap feature No
Battery Operation No
PSU included No
Try out the effects live
Test the actual effects in real time with our exclusive technology.
Start Stompenberg
21 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.9 /5
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Maybe favorite delay
DShustov, 31.03.2021
Looks like not too much features for modern day delay, but sound itself is outstanding. I had a lot of strymon stuff, and bunch of other delays, but non of them delivers so nice and musical trails. It almost sounds like a slight reverb on repeats.
Also, modulation, if set on milder side, it gives even more eerie sound.

Downside is not convenient mode switch. Also, trimpots are really tiny.

But, at the end, this pedal is not for high-tech pedal aficionados. No presets, tap tempo, stereo out. But instead great sound experience right out from the box. Love it!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Binson-Echorex resurrected.
Vujekvasyl, 04.10.2020
I am great fan of Echorec replicas. I own vst plugins which do "Echorec" from which the best is Audiority Echoes. I never owned the real thing (I gues noone does theese days) but from what I can see on YouTube Catalinbread is very, very close to the original. Espesially the "swell" funcion which is not exactly feedback is recreated very faithfuly. It does to the sound what does rubber to the pencil: it "smears" the sounds so they sound like reverb a little bit. This differenciates Echorec from tape echoes. All in all very good pedal. It just could be a little bit prettier. The original Echorec was very sexy with classy enclosure and vintage knobs plus flashing green tube-light. The Catalinbreaed is nothing like this; it could use a flashing green led indicating the tempo but it's constant flash. So are the knobs and the chassis; rather cheap looking and it's a big pitty.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Original review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Sehr vielseitiges Echo/Delay!
Igor171, 27.01.2016
EINSATZ: Zunächst mal zum Einsatz des Geräts: Ich suchte schon lange nach einem Echo/Delay, das gut die Tape-Echo-Sounds der Instro-Bands (The Atlantics z.B. aber auch das ganze Eleki- und Rautalanka-Zeug) der frühen 60er Jahre emuliert. Es sollte Pedalgröße haben und verschiedene rhythmische Muster der Wiederholungen haben, um den schönen smoothen Echoeffekt zu bekommen.
Ich benutze es in einer instrumentalen Surfband mit/neben einer Tube-Reverb-Unit für cleane bis leicht angedreckte Sounds. Also bezieht sich meine Bewertung nicht auf z.B. U2/Indie-Delay-Sound-Teppiche und High-Gain-Lead-Sounds mit Stotter-Delay etc.

POSITIVES:
+ Das Allerwichtigste: Klingt sehr gut.
+Der Sound ist warm aber nicht dumpf. Der Tone-Regler arbeitet sehr gut, so dass man den Klang der Repeats super seinem Geschmack anpassen kann.
+ Die rhythmischen-Muster der Delay-Repeats mit 4 emulierten Tape-Heads lassen keine Wünsche übrig. Anpassung an jeden beliebigen Rhythmus ist möglich, um eine smoothem Echosound zu bekommen.
+ Das Gerät ist hochwertig verarbeitet.
+ Kleines Gehäuse und dennoch hat man alle wichtigen Regler außen angebracht, so dass kein nerviges Klicken durch Menüs (s. Modelling-Pedale) oder Abrufen von sekundären Funktionen durch Drücken irgendwelcher Schalterkombinationen (s. Strymon El Capistan) notwendig ist.
+ Im Gehäuse sind noch Trimpots für Modulation der Repeats und Gain des integrierten Preamps, die man nach Gusto anpassen kann.
+ Mit einem internen Schalter kann man zusätzlich festlegen, ob das Gerät im true bypass Modus arbeitet oder, ob der Preamp immer aktiv ist.
+ 9-18V Betrieb
+ Meiner Meinung nach wertet der Preamp den Sound unauffällig auf, macht alles etwas (bei dezenter Gaindosierung) dynamischer ohne Matsch zu produzieren.
Aber das ist etwas sehr Geschmackabhängiges, was jeder für sich testen bzw. entscheiden muss.

NEGATIVES:
- Der Mix-Poti ist sehr temperamentvoll auf dem ersten Drittel des Regelweges. Kleine Veränderungen bewirken da sehr große Sprünge im
Dry/Wet-Mix. Daher ist dieser Poti etwas fummelig zu bedienen. Daher kommt mein Punktabzug.

Alles in Allem ein tolles Echopedal. Der Preis ist schon ziemlich heftig, aber in Anbetracht der Vielseitigkeit und der Klangqualität geht das schon in Ordnung. Ob und wie nahe das Pedal nun an das originale Echorec kommt, kann ich nicht beurteilen, weil ich das Original nie hatte. Mir ist es eigentlich auch egal, denn das Pedal tut genau das was ich wollte und gesucht habe.

Cheers!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
cz Original review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
ECHOREC
Oita, 15.09.2017
Kvalitní a zajímavý delay s ¨irokou paletou nastavení. V?rn? kopíruje originál Binson. Ovládání jednotlivých typ? zapojení hlav echa je trochu ne¨ikovné - po?ák plynule p?echází na 12 ti nastaveních a není pevn? v ka¸dé pozici. Dal¨í minus je v ur?itém ruchu na pozadí který je sice slabý a le je tam i v zapojení true bypass. Zvukov? velmi originální, hodí se spí¨ na v?t¨í echa, ambient, plochy atd..
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
£196
Free shipping and excluding VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Test Report
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
Online Guides
Modulation Effects Pedals
Modulation Effects Pedals
The term ‘modulation’ in its broadest sense covers a range of sonic effects, from the subtlest chorus to ear-bending ring modulation.
Online Guides
Delay Effect Pedals
Delay Effect Pedals
Delays offer a simple and convenient method of creating a sense of space around your sound.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.
11
(11)
Recently Viewed
Audient iD4 MKII

USB-C Audio Interface 24 bit / 44.1 - 96 kHz, ADC dynamic range: 121 dB, DAC dynamic range: 126 dB, @Class A Audient console microphone preamplifier, Mic Gain 58 dB,

Recently Viewed
Alesis Nitro Expansion Pack

Expansion set for Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit Consist of 1x 10" One-Zone Pad and 1x 08" ON zones Tom Pad, Includes necessary rack clips, cymbal holder, L-rods and cables

Recently Viewed
L.R.Baggs Voiceprint DI

Impulse Response di pedal for acoustic guitar Voiceprint DI measures the acoustic response of your guitar by leveraging the processing power of your iPhone® to accurately capture your guitar’s one-of-a-kind voice., Notch filter, Anti-feedback function, Phase circuit, Serial FX…

Recently Viewed
Fender Dhani Harrison Ukulele Tq

Tenor Ukulele with Pickup Dhani Harrison Signature Model, Size: 3/4, Top: solid Ovangkol, Back and sides: Ovangkol, Neck: NATO, Fretboard: Ovangkol, Phases of the moon fretboard inlays, Back with engraving, Nut width: 35 mm (1.375"), 19 Frets, Pickup with…

Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo White

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Spire Studio 2nd Generation

iZotope Spire Studio 2nd Generation; mobile recording studio with lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours runtime); 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously; up to 8 tracks per project can be played back; recording format: 24-bit / 48 kHz; up to…

Recently Viewed
Sonor SS 1000 Snare Stand

Sonor SS 1000 Snare Stand, 1000 hardware series, gearless basket adjustment, double braced, stable rubber foots,

Recently Viewed
Endorphin.es Ground Control

Endorphin.es Ground Control; Eurorack module; performance sequencer; 24-pads keyboard for realtime programming; USB-B port and MIDI in/out for using external MIDI devices and DAW integration; 3 melodic tracks with CV/Gate outputs; 8 drum tracks with trigger outputs; 24 pattern per…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Sonarworks SoundID Reference Headphon EDU

Sonarworks SoundID Reference for Headphones EDU (ESD); headphone calibration plugin; Educational version: requires proof of eligibility; adjusts the frequency response to get a flat and neutral sounding headphone; enables a more precise evaluation of recordings and mixes when using an…

Recently Viewed
Electro Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz

Electro Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass; low Fuzz settings emulate Vintage Lo-Fi Distortion Sounds created by a Razor Blade applied to a Speaker Cone, a loose Tube or a faulty channel on a Recording…

Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo Black

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

Recently Viewed
Zoom PodTrak P4

Podcasting Recorder Four microphone inputs (XLR, P48V phantom power switchable), Four headphone outputs with individual volume controls (3.5mm stereo jack), Gain control and mute button per input, Mix minus function for automatic feedback suppression for incoming calls, Connection of…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.