Multiplex Echo Machine Deluxe Delay designed and built by 1776 Effects.
The Multiplex Echo Machine Deluxe is the painstakingly created delay pedal influenced directly by tape echoes of the past.
The Multiplex offers three distinct modes based on the Binson Echorec, Roland RE-201, and Maestro Echoplex.
Mode 1 (Binson): Mode 1’s first repeat is the combination of the times set by delay 1 and delay 2 in serial, subsequent repeats are based on the times set by delay 2. This gives a spacial delay/reverb sound that you have to play to experience. With both delay times maxed, the first repeat can be as long as 1200ms in Mode 1. Set both delays to minimum and get some spaghetti western sounds.
Mode 2 (RE-201): Mode 2 runs delay 1 and delay 2 in parallel creating a rhythmic style delay depending on the settings.
Mode 3 (Echoplex): Mode 3 is just one delay “head”, delay 2 with a min repeat time of 30ms and a max repeat time of 600ms.
Reverb: There is an independent “spring” type reverb that can be used independently or in conjunction with the delay with an adjustable mix control.
Tape Speed Momentary (Delay 2 speed): This momentary switch speeds up delay 2 when pressed and slows it down when released. It is highly interactive depending on your settings of delay 2 (the longer the better) and can be adjusted with the ramp and release settings.
Modulation: The modulation can be selected between delay 1, off, or delay 2. With adjustable depth and speed, you can get anywhere from a nice subtle modulation to intense vibrato or even some sea sick settings.
The Multiplex Echo Machine Deluxe is capable of some off the wall lo-fi settings that are unavailable in any other pedal while still being able to be a tasteful tape style delay. The soundscapes that can be created with the Multiplex are inspiring.