Processing effects developer Strymon has announced the availability of Magneto – its first foray into the Eurorack small-format modular market.
The Four Head dTape Echo & Looper module is packed with powerful features for creating expansive soundscapes.
Magneto is a stereo multi-head tape delay that also functions as a looper, phrase sampler, vintage spring reverb unit, phase-aligned clock multiplier, chaotic oscillator, zero-latency sub-oscillator, and more, with extensive CV I/O.
Pete Celi, DSP and Sound Designer at the company, explained: “We were seeing some musicians using the Strymon pedals in their Eurorack setups, and El Capstan [dTape Echo] seemed to be a popular choice, where people would place it at the end of their signal chain and sweeten up their signal with some nice tape delay sounds, so it seemed like a good place to start. We knew that by introducing something in the Eurorack format that would give us the ability to really expand on the capabilities and feature set.”
Magneto promises to transform even the smallest rack into a fully expressive, immersive instrument fit for evolving otherworldly tones and adding layers upon layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity within an enveloping stereo field.
From the sought-after natural saturation and soft clipping of magnetic tape when driven hard, to hands-on, real-time controls for TAPE AGE, TAPE CRINKLE, and mechanical WOW & FLUTTER, Magneto promises to deliver a rich multi-head delay experience.
Magneto can be purchased directly from the Strymon Store in the US for $599, or through Strymon’s growing global network of authorised dealers.