Akai E2 HEADRUSH
DELAY / ECHO / LOOPING RECORDER
Delay, tape echo simulations and a looping recorder in one pedal.
User selectable delay options allow for control of signal output and include several real-time timing and level adjustment selections as well as feedback level for repeats.
HEADRUSH can also simulate a 4-head analog tape echo machine and it is possible to set the spacing between these 'virtual' heads to create complex multiple delays and repeats. You can also set the decay characteristics of these heads. Furthermore, the outputs of each of these virtual heads appear on individual outputs for ultimate flexibility when used with an external mixing console.
The Looping Recorder mode allows you to record and overdub layer after layer of sound in real-time making the Headrush a useful live performance tool.
Depending upon which mode is selected, the left footswitch controls the on/off and play/stop functions while the right footswitch sets the tap delay time or recording and overdub options. The Led display indicates which effect in use and blinks in time showing the delay time selected.
16-bit Digital Delay - Delay time from 0.5ms to 35 seconds maximum (depending on the selected mode)
Tape Echo mode with four individual outputs for each head
Looping Recorder with overdub mode - Useful tool for solo performances
HEAD GAP adjusts the delay time between the heads
HF DAMP simulates an analog delay sound
FEEDBACK sets the feedback level for repeat times
RATIO allows adjustment of wet and dry mix
Real-time delay control - sets delay time by tapping footswitch twice
Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America , Usa
advanced technologic sound magazine
2004 july issue 127