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Re: New Akai delay pedal-E1 Headrush Tap Delay/Tape Echo Simulator/Looping Recorder

Oh boy, that's going to be real show-stealer on this list. That's the
first new looper in quite a while ...


Simon schrieb:
> I'm not into looping myself, but I'm guessing that some of you may be
> interested in the new Akai delay pedal being released this weekend at the
> NAMM show.
> The info is from the Akaipro website at...
> http://www.akai.com/akaipro/namm99.html
> and
> http://www.akai.com/akaipro/press/9901-FX.html
> Simon
> Canberra
> E1 Headrush Tap Delay / Tape Echo Simulator / Looping Recorder
> 16 bit Digital Delay - Delay time from 0.5ms to 23.8sec
> Tape Echo mode with 4 tape-head parallel outputs for amplifier or mixer 
> Simulates an analog 4-head tape echo machine
> Looping Recorder with overdub mode - Powerful tool for solo performances
> Max. Recording time is 11.9 sec for loop recording
> HEAD GAP adjusts the delay time between the heads
> Delay time is from 10ms to 5.9 sec
> HF Damp simulates an analog delay sound
> Feedback sets the feedback level for repeat times
> Ratio allows adjustment of wet and dry mix
> Dynamic delay control - sets the delay time by tapping the footswitch 
> True Bypass
> (January 1999) FORT WORTH, Texas - Akai, a
> recognized leader in the design and manufacture of
> innovative audio products, introduced the new line of guitar
> effects pedals at the January 1999 NAMM show in booth
> #4373.
> Slated for delivery in February 1999, the five new effects
> pedals combine the best vintage sounds with today's feature
> options in a stylish and easy-to-use design.
> The Akai Headrush is the first effects pedal offering a high
> quality sound delay, tape echo simulator and a looping
> recorder in one. User selectable delay options allow for
> maximum control of signal output and include several
> timing and level adjustment selections as well as the
> feedback level for repeats. Headrush also simulates an
> analog tape echo machine, providing four tape-head parallel
> outputs for amplifier or mixer input, while the looping
> recorder with overdub mode is a powerful tool for the solo
> musician.
> Headrush features left and right foot switch controls and
> LED display. Depending upon which mode is selected, the
> left switch controls the on/off and play/stop functions, while
> the right side sets desired delay time, recording and overdub
> options. The LED display indicates which effect in use and
> blinks in time showing the delay time selected. Suggested
> retail price of the Akai Headrush is $259.00.