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UAFX Orion Tape Delay [And Fulltone TTE - Effector Du Jour]

Published 20 Feb 2024

Powerful processing meets super-simple interface – but how does it sound?

Welcome to the show and welcome to Effector Du Jour. Short videos, and as to-the-point as That Pedal Show is ever likely to get.
There are LOADS of tape delay simulating pedals out there. Some do it in the analogue world, but far more common is to employ some digital signal processing where names such as the Strymon El Capistan, Catalinbread Belle Epoch and Boss RE-202 loom large.
This is hardly UAFX’s first dive into these waters, but there’s something we just love about the Orion's simple form factor and relative lack of bells and whistles.
We have a Fulltone Tube Tape Echo for reference – now I KNOW it's not exactly the ‘right’ thing as the Orion is aiming more at a kind of Echoplex EP-3 sound. Nevertheless, it’s some context of actual real tape in the far more common world of digital simulations. Erm, and tubes and analogue preamps.

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Pedals & stuff in this show
• TheGigRig QMX4

• UAFX Orion Tape Echo
UK & Europe:

• Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
Not currently made new

Guitars used in today’s show
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - Mick’s video here:

• 1965 Gibson ES-345 - video here:

Amps used in today’s show
• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb

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