MATRIXSYNTH: Strymon Song Elements – El Capistan dTape Echo

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Strymon Song Elements – El Capistan dTape Echo

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"Welcome to episode 1 of Strymon Song Elements, where we utilize Strymon pedals to create a short song. Today we feature El Capistan dTape Echo on this 1980s synth pop inspired track. Stay tuned for more Song Elements videos! :)

Song by Ethan Tufts: [two vids below]

Instruments and Effects used:
Synth: Teenage Engineering OP1 » Strymon El Capistan
Synth: Oberheim Matrix-6 » Strymon El Capistan
Electric Piano: Wurlitzer 200A » Strymon El Capistan
Guitars: Fender Toronado » Strymon Iridium » Strymon El Capistan
Drums: Native Instruments Battery (no effects)
Bass: Native Instruments FM8 (no effects)"

Nerding out with Kawai K5 and Strymon TimeLine Delay [demo]

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"You'll never believe what we found sitting on the curb in our neighborhood a few months back. This fully operational Kawai K5 digital synth! A neighbor put a few keyboards on the curb and posted an ad to Craigslist. I guess the original owner got sick of additive synthesis. So we took the Kawai home and fired it up. It's a digital synth made in 1987, and seems to have it's own unique sound. I decided to plug it into my trusty Strymon TimeLine delay and see if I could come up with a few sounds and some song ideas for my new album. After many months, I finally completed the demo of the two together. :)"

Nostalgia 1989: Yamaha SY77 [demo]

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Chameleons intro.

"I've lusted after the Yamaha SY77 ever since I was a kid, but could never afford one until recently. I just picked this one up on eBay. It's beat up and a few things are broken, but for $300 it was a steal. I hadn't thought about this instrument for years—and it's weird finally being able to play through it considering how much I wanted one as a kid.

Demo at the end features Strymon BigSky and Strymon Deco. Signal chain is SY77 » BigSky » Deco. Putting Deco last in chain gives a unique vibe—the Tape Saturation really mellows out the rough edges, and the Doubletracker can add some nice 80s sounding modulation. I didn't spend any time writing any patches for the SY77—I just used some factory sounds and whatever the previous owner had already saved."

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