“Top right in the picture we have the Roland RE-501 tape echo and chorus. It’s simply phenomenal; the colour and the warmth that this machine can add to your sound is unbeatable!
At the top left we have the Korg Stage Echo. This one is just tape echo - that's what it does and it does it well. A completely different body compared to the Roland, this is very good for ‘sound presence’. The RE-501 is more designed for dubby distant soundscapes.
“These are not just effect machines, these are musical instruments. Oh yes guys, I play my tape echoes, as if they were a piano, a guitar, a bass… for me the tape echo is one of the most creative instruments on Earth!
“Below the Korg you can see another incredible piece of technology: an original 1979 Roland SVC-350 vocoder. I use it quite often, and not only for vocals. It has a very warm sound.”