It’s finally here!
Previewed way back at Namm 2015, The T-rex Replicator created a buzz all of its own, as word spread that T-Rex were creating a compact, floor mounted real analogue tape echo pedal- complete with motor, magnetic heads and tape cartridge. Now after months of development, The Replicator has arrived!
Previously musicians looking for the warmth of analogue tape delay had to tolerate vintage products with cumbersome size, weight and reliability issues, coupled with complicated operation. Replicator rejects the cumbersome desktop bulk of most analogue machines for a simple floor pedal unit with easy to use features, and tape cartridges that can be replaced in seconds without additional tools.
Each ‘Handcrafted in Denmark,’ true bypass pedal features 2 tape heads to give 3 output modes of operation and up to 1200ms delay times. There is Tap Tempo for changing delay times on the fly, and a switchable Chorus effect simulates the desirable wow-and-flutter effect found on older, worn tape delays.
Additionally, two expression pedal inputs bring real-time control of delay time and feedback to the player’s feet, giving instant access to a plethora of synth-noise and dub-reggae sound effects.
The Replicator is not limited to guitar inputs; the circuit’s high headroom enables you to use this pedal for processing line signals like keyboards and preamps. A ‘Kill Dry’ button aids use in parallel effects loops.
The difference between a super precise, accurate digital echo and The Replicator is the degree of unpredictability that comes in the sound of analogue tape. It has a life of its own, a personality that translates into a very natural sounding echo that feels as much like an instrument as a sound effect.
The Replicator is available from UK Authorised Dealers now priced from £599